'Don't take it for granted': Donald Trump looks to garner caucus support in Fort Dodge – KCCI Des Moines
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Former President Donald Trump pled for caucus support at a campaign rally at Fort Dodge High School Saturday afternoon.
“There has been some bad tragedies when everyone says, ‘Oh, Trump is going to win by so much, we don’t have to vote tonight, darling, let’s go sit at home and watch the caucus on television, let’s watch it on television.’ And they say, ‘What’s happening here?’ Very few people are voting. No, we’ve got to get out and vote,” Trump said.
In 2016, Trump lost the Iowa caucus to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and in 2020, he was the incumbent, posing a unique challenge this caucus cycle. When asked at the rally, approximately a third of those present raised their hands when asked if they had never caucused before.
The latest Iowa Poll data says Trump holds a 27 percentage point lead over his second-place competitors, Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley. DeSantis opened a campaign office in Urbandale, Iowa, the same day.
The former president made digs at both competitors and credited DeSantis’ win in Florida to himself as a result of an endorsement during the governor’s race.
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