JANUARY 3RD, 2008 | ryan.alexander
CNN.com is reporting that Democrats bested the Republican turnout in the Iowa Caucuses by a 2:1 margin with 227,000 attending the Democratic caucus and 120,000 attending the Republican caucus:
With such a close race on both sides, voter turnout was key. The Iowa Democratic Party reported seeing record turnout. The party said there were at least 227,000 caucus attendees. The Iowa GOP projects that 120,000 people took part in the Republican caucuses.
Congratulations to all of the attendees, the Iowa Democratic Party, and all of the fantastic candidates for the record turnout, what a great start to 2008 for Democrats!
Senator Tom Harkin released this statement today in regards to Senator Barack Obama’s victory and the record turnout:
I congratulate Senator Obama for winning the Iowa Caucuses and I salute all of our Democratic candidates for their hard work.
But the biggest winners of the night were the people of Iowa and our Democratic party.
Democratic turnout tonight was dramatic, and speaks volumes about the enthusiasm and excitement for our candidates. The passion is on the Democratic side, and I have no doubt we will be electing a Democratic President in November.