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WHO HAVEN'T CAUCUSED BEFORE OR

REPUBLICANS WHO ARE TRYING TO

CAST AMY KLOBUCHAR IN FIFTH

PLACE.

JOINING US HERE IN DES MOINES,

YOU HAVE MADE SORT OF A SEBLGD

HOME OVER THE LAST MONTHS.

THIS IS IT.

IT COMES DOWN TODAY, WHAT ARE

THE KEY THINGS YOU'RE WATCHING

FOR TODAY?

WE'RE WATCHING FOR TURN OUT.

ANYTHING NORTH OF 240,000

PARTICIPANTS IN THE STATE OF 3

MILLION IS RECORD TURN OUT.

IF THERE'S A NUMBER NORTH OF

THAT, LIKELY SIGNALLING SOMEONE

LIKE BERNIE SANDERS AND MAYBE

PETE BUTTIGIEG OF INDIANA WILL

HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

THEY HAVE MADE DIRECT AGGRESSIVE

APPEALS TO YOUNGER VOTERS AND

FIRST TIME CAUCUS GOERS AND

MAYBE EVEN INDEPENDENT AND

REPUBLICANS IN THE CASE OF MAYOR

WILLING TO SWITCH THEIR PARTY

AFFILIATION TONIGHT AND

PARTICIPATE.

AMY KLOBUCHAR HIGH INTEREST

IN MINNESOTA.

THERE'S BEEN REPORTS HER

CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN SURGING.

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT EXACTLY THAT

WILL MEAN UNTIL 7:00 TONIGHT.

EXPECT ANYTHING, THAT'S THE

RECALL OF POLITICS NOW IN THIS

NEWER ANYONE AND SHE CERTAINLY

HAS OVER THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS

SEEN AN UP TICK HEADING IN THE

RIGHT DIRECTION.

YOU WANT TO BE SURGING CLOSER TO

TODAY.

NOT LAST MONTH OR TWO MONTHS

AGO.

OUR VIEWERS ARE FAMILIAR WITH

THE CAUCUS PROCESS.

MOST OF THEM ANYWAY.

WE USED TO DO THAT IN MINNESOTA.

DOES THIS HELP OR HURT AMY

KLOBUCHAR BECAUSE SHE NEEDS TO

GET 15% IN ANY INDIVIDUAL ROOM

TO CONTINUE TO ROUND TWO.

YEAH, LOOK.

SHE'S GOING TO DO THAT IN

CERTAIN PARTS OF THE STATE AND

CERTAIN PRECINCTS.

THE QUESTION IS WHETHER SHE CAN

DO IT STATEWIDE.

A LOT OF VOTERS OVER THE LAST

SEVERAL WEEKS WHO ARE AMY

KLOBUCHAR OR JOE BIDEN

SUPPORTERS.

YOU CAN SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE

SHOWING UP FOR AMY KLOBUCHAR.

SHE DIDN'T HIT 15%, THEY SWITCH

TO JOE BIDEN AND GIVE HIM JUST

ENOUGH TO WIN BUT YOU KNOW, IF

THINGS HAVE GONE SO WELL FOR

HER, WHAT'S TO SAY SHE DOESN'T

WALK OUT WITH A HANDFUL OF

DELEGATES AND CONTINUES TO NEW

HAMPSHIRE.

THE SENATORS BEING BACK IN

DC, ELIZABETH WARREN, BERNIE

SANDERS AND AMY KLOBUCHAR, DOES

THAT REALLY HURT THEM?

THEY HAVE BEEN HERE FOR A YEAR.

IT DOESN'T.

IF YOU BELIEVE THE POLLING WE

HAVE DONE HERE IN THE STATE, I

CERTAINLY DO -- WE ASKED THIS IN

OUR MOST RECENT POLL A WEEK AGO.

DOES IT MATTER THEY'RE NOT HERE?

MOST PEOPLE WHO RESPONDED SAY

IT'S NOT THAT BIG OF A FACTOR

FOR THE REASON YOU CITED.

THEY HAVE BEEN HERE AND BUILT AN

OPERATION.

AT THIS POINT IT SHOULD BE

GLIDING TO CAUCUS DAY IN THEIR

VIEWS HOPEFULLY RESULTING IN A

WIN

I TALKED TO ONE VOTER YESTERDAY.

YOU HAVE HAD THE SAME

EXPERIENCE.

WHERE THIS DEMOCRATIC VOTER SAID

WE GET IT, IOWA IS A SMALL

STATE, WE'RE WHITER THAN THE

REST OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND

OLDER.

AND I SAID WHY SHOULD YOU WIN

OVER THE FIELD AND SHE SAID WE

DO THE WORK.

WE ASK THE TOUGH QUESTIONS AND

WE ARE AWARE OF OUR SHORTCOMINGS

AND THAT'S ENOUGH.

AND THEY WOULD REMIND YOU

THAT THEY HAVE PICKED HILLARY

CLINTON AND OBAMA, A WOMAN AND

BLACK MEN.

REPUBLICANS SUPPORTED TED CRUZ,

A CUBAN AMERICAN SO WHAT'S TO

SAY THEY WON'T GO DIVERSE.

MANY IN THE 49 OTHER STATES

ARGUED THEY WOULD BE HAPPY TO

PICK THEM APART

SOMEONE HAS TO BE FIRST AND IT'S

IOWA SO HERE WE GO.

ED O'KEEFE, THANK YOU SO MUCH

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