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THEM ARE HERE IN IOWA.

CHOOSING THE CANDIDATE WHO BEST REPRESENTS YOU AND YOUR BELIEFS IS NOT BEING TAKEN LIGHTLY BY MANY IOWANS.

SO THEY ARE NOW FEELING THE PRESSURE AND A STRONG SENSE OF CIVIC DUTY.

STACEY: IMAGINE HOW KIDS FEEL LEARNING AND WATCHING ALL THIS UNFOLD.

WE FIND OUT WHO THEY WOULD CAUCUS FOR IF THEY COULD IN ALYX SACKSFAMILY MATTERS.

ALYX: KIDS ARE SPONGES.

SO WHEN THEY SIT DOWN TO WATCH TV AND THIS IS WHAT THEY SEE.

[SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEO] >> ADS EVERYWHERE.

LIKE ITS THE ONLY ADS I SEE.

>> I SEE THEM IN YOUTUBE COMMERCIALS ALL THE TIME.

STACEY: -- ALYX: ITS WORKING.

HERES WHY THIRD GRADER HENRY KAUTZ SAYS HE WOULD VOTE FOR MAYOR PETE.

>> PROVIDES AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE.

HE WANTS THE MIDDLE CLASS TO SUCCEED, INCREASES SALARIES FOR TEACHERS, AND LOWER COSTS FOR COLLEGE AND CHILDCARE.

ALYX: EDWARD KENNEDY AGREES.

FIFTH GRADER HE, GOT TO MEET -- HE ACTUALLY GOT TO MEET BUTTIGIEG IN MADISON COUNTY, AND EVEN GOT TO ASK HIM A QUESTION.

>> I ASKED HIM WHAT THE CLIMATE WOULD BE LIKE IN 50 TO 100 YEA FROM NOW.

AND I ASKED HIM HOW HE WOULD FIX IT.

ALYX: AND YOU KNOW YOURE GROWING UP IN IOWA WHEN AT JUST 11-YEARS-OLD, YOUVE MET NOT ONE BUT TWO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES.

WHAT DID YOU THINK OF JOE BIDEN?

HE WAS REALLY GOOD.

I HONESTLY WOULD BE FINE IF EITHER OF THEM GOT THE JOB.

ALYX: SO WHAT DO THEY THINK MAKES A GOOD PRESIDENT?

>> SOMEONE THATS KIND, CARING, AND SOMEONE THAT CARES ABOUT EVERYONE IN THE UNITED STATES.

ALYX: WE ALSO TOOK A FIELD TRIP DOWN TO SECOND GRADE FOR THE REAL TEST.

WHO IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES?

>> DONALD TRUMP.

ALYX: RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU WANT TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

ABOUT HALF A DOZEN HANDS SHOT INTO THE AIR.

WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BE PRESIDENT?

>> I WOULD WANT TO LOWER CHILDCARE PRICES.

ALYX: KEEP AN EYE OUT ON THESE POTENTIAL FUTURE CANDIDATES.

IN THE MEANTIME, THIS CLASS WANTS YOU TO REMEMBER THERES SOMETHING BIG HAPPENING ON MONDAY.

>> IOWA CAUCUSES.

ALYX: SMART KIDS.

NOT ONLY DID EDWARD KENNEDY MEET PETE BUTIEGEG AND ASK HIM A QUESTION, BUT BUTTIGIEG ALSO REFRENCED HIS ENCOUNTER WITH THE TENACIOUS FIFTH GRADER DURING THE LAST DEMOCRATIC DEBATE.

PROVING IOWANS AND THEIR KIDS TAKE THE FIRST IN THE NATION STATUS VERY SERIOU

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