March 7, 2016

IowaWatch Connection Podcast: Reflecting On The Iowa Caucuses Post-Super Tuesday

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Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders fills the University of Iowa Field House to its 3,500 capacity as he speaks to supporters just 48 hours before the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 30, 2016.

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Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders fills the University of Iowa Field House to its 3,500 capacity as he speaks to supporters just 48 hours before the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 30, 2016.

Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders fills the University of Iowa Field House to its 3,500 capacity as he speaks to supporters just 48 hours before the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 30, 2016.

Danielle Wilde/IowaWatch

Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders fills the University of Iowa Field House to its 3,500 capacity as he speaks to supporters just 48 hours before the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 30, 2016.

Iowa serves an important purpose in the presidential selection process — weeding out candidates who don’t have a chance of winning, Cary Covington, a University of Iowa associate professor of political science, said.

“It’s not as sexy of a role as being the one who does the choosing but its an important first step,” he said.

It’s been a month since Iowans caucused. How do Iowa’s results look now that more than a quarter of the country has indicated its presidential preference?

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