Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will appear on the same stage Monday night for the final time before the Iowa caucuses in a forum that offers the Democratic presidential hopefuls a chance to air their differences in an increasing combative race.
With just a week remaining until the first presidential nominating contest, Clinton, Sanders and former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley are all planning to participate in a “presidential town hall” to be broadcast live on CNN at 9 p.m. EST.
To comply with a Democratic National Committee rule limiting the number of formal debates, the candidates are scheduled to take questions separately from moderator Chris Cuomo and the audience. Sanders, O’Malley and then Clinton will each have 30 minutes on stage, according to CNN.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was declared the winner of the Iowa Democratic caucuses by the Associated Press on Tuesday morning, narrowly defeating Democratic rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). According to the Iowa Democratic Party, the former secretary of state received 699.57 state delegate equivalents, while Sanders was awarded 695.49.
Results from Des Moines, the remaining precinct, finished trickling in on Tuesday morning. The outcome was so close that at one point, IDP Chair Andy McGuire called the results a "virtual tie." Several media outlets agreed earlier Tuesday morning that Clinton had edged out Sanders, including NBC, NPR and Reuters.
The Clinton campaign announced early Tuesday that she'd won with "no uncertainty." "Hillary Clinton has won the Iowa Caucus. After thorough reporting – and analysis – of results, there is no uncertainty and Secretary Clinton has clearly won the most national and state delegates. Statistically, there is no outstanding information that could change the results and no way that Senator Sanders can overcome Secretary Clinton's advantage," her campaign said in a statement.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to hold a wide lead over Hillary Clinton among likely New Hampshire primary voters, according to a new CNN/WMUR tracking poll conducted entirely after the Iowa caucuses.
Sanders stands at 61% support, up slightly from the 57% he held in a late January CNN/WMUR poll conducted before he and Clinton divided Iowa caucusgoers almost evenly on Monday night. Clinton holds 30%, down a tick from the 34% she held before the caucuses. Both changes are within the poll's margin of sampling error.
The results reflect interviews conducted during the first two and a half days of a tracking poll that will ultimately wrap together three nights worth of interviews, but give the first look at how the race is shaping up following Monday night's caucuses in Iowa.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders both pledged their allegiance Thursday to the cause of campaign finance reform during the final Democratic presidential debate before the New Hampshire primary.
Sanders: "What we should do, and one of the things we should do is not only talk the talk, but walk the walk. I am very proud to be the only candidate up here who does not have a superPAC and special interests." Clinton: "Today, you've got hedge fund billionaires aligned with Karl Rove, running ads against me to try to get Democrats to vote for you. I know this game. I'm going to stop this game."
SuperPACs came into existence in 2010, after Citizens United and another court ruling. Unlike regular political action committees, they can raise unlimited money from corporations, unions and the wealthy.
Little more than 48 hours after the polls closed in New Hampshire, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former secretary of State Hillary Clinton tangled Thursday night in their sixth presidential debate — their contest transformed by Sanders’ crushing victory in the opening primary.
Sanders called for the “courage” to pursue big ambitions; Clinton argued he was making “a promise that cannot be kept.” Sanders added concerns about “a broken criminal justice system” to his litany that includes attacks on the campaign finance system and the “rigged economy.” Clinton repeatedly embraced President Obama, depicting herself as his natural political heir.