Time: 7:10 a.m. CEST
Texas Senator Ted Cruz won a vote in Iowa’s Republican caucuses on Monday by overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and Florida Senator Marco Rubio, says the Associated Press. Among Democrats, Bernie Sanders won the voter enthusiasm over Hillary Clinton, long considered her party’s front-runner, the AP says. “Cruz’s victory over Trump was a testament to his massive get-out-the-vote operation in Iowa and the months he spent wooing the state’s influential conservative and evangelical leaders,” the AP says.
“Iowa has sent notice that the Republican nominee and next president of the United States will not be chosen by the media, will not be chosen by the Washington establishment,” Cruz said.
“It is too late for establishment politics and establishment economics,” said Sanders, who declared the Democratic race a “virtual tie.”
Clinton addressed the voters at her own rally.
“It is rare that we have the opportunity we do now, to have a real contest of ideas, to really think hard about what the Democratic Party stands for and what we want the future of our country to look like,” Clinton said.
As the AP says, Trump “has shaken the Republican Party perhaps more than any other candidate, though he was unable to turn his legion of fans into an Iowa victory.”