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Caucus Day 2016: Reports From Iowa

It's official — the much-anticipated Iowa Caucuses have begun and voters around the country will be watching closely for the results this evening. We check in with reporters, political analysts and Kansas Citians who made the trip to Iowa to join the party.


  • Dave Helling is a political reporter for the Kansas City Star.
  • Dennis Goldford is a political scientist at Drake University in Des Moines and an expert on caucuses.
  • Nic Zweifel is co-chair of  Generation Listen KC, who along with other members was in the audience of Morning Edition's live broadcast in Iowa.  
  • Elaine Januszka is a student at Washburn University.
  • E.J. Dionne is an author and journalist for the Washington Post. His latest book is Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism — from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond.
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