Iowa votes to kick off long 2016 White House race

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters as she arrives to speak at Abraham Lincoln High School in Des Moines, Iowa on January 31, 2016, one day before the much anticipated state caucusesIowans were set to vote Monday in the opening test of the US presidential race, with Republican Donald Trump looking to capitalize on his stunning campaign success and Hillary Clinton defending her status as the Democratic favorite. At most, a few hundred thousand people are expected to attend, highlighting the importance of voter turnout in an Iowa race where success can be the bedrock to a candidate’s long-term success. After months of rallies, several debates and millions of dollars worth of advertising from the 12 Republicans and three Democrats in the race, it is the moment of truth for the hopefuls in Iowa.

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