Hillary Clinton is the winner — by a hair! After a neck-and-neck race in Iowa, the former Secretary of State narrowly defeated Senator Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic caucuses on. Now, it’s onward to New Hampshire!
Hillary Clinton, 68, is enjoying the sweet taste of victory. For a while, it wasn’t clear who would win the 2016 Iowa caucus — her, or Bernie Sanders, 74. After tallying up the votes in the closest race in state history, it was Hillary who came out on top!
Hillary initially declared herself the winner of the Feb. 1 Democratic caucuses in Iowa, but the race was really too close to call. It wasn’t until Feb. 2 that the party officially crowned Hillary as the winner. She won 49.9% of the vote, while Bernie took home 49.6%, according to CNN. Martin O’Malley 53, failed to really get any traction and he ultimately ended his bid at the White House.
“I am so thrilled to be coming to New Hampshire after winning Iowa! I have won and I have lost there, it is a lot better to win,” Hill told a crowd at a political rally in Nashua, New Hampshire, on Feb. 2. Hillary better be careful. While she didn’t completely “feel the Bern,” the Vermont senator is not throwing in the towel just yet!
“We’re going to fight really hard in New Hampshire and then we’re going to Nevada, to South Carolina, we’re doing well around the country,” Bernie said when he arrived in New Hampshire. The two will continue to fight for the voters’ support until New Hampshire holds its primary on Feb. 9.
Meanwhile on the other side of the aisle, Donald Trump, 69, was turned from a winner into a loser. The former Celebrity Apprentice star came in second place in the Republican Iowa caucus, falling behind his bitter rival, Ted Cruz, 45. Ted won 28% of the vote, while Donald only scored 24%. The big surprise was Marco Rubio, 44, who had a strong showing. The Florida senator finished third with 23% of the vote, just a point-shy of beating Trump.
While Martin O’Malley decided to shut down his entire operation, he wasn’t the only one quitting the race to the White House. Former Republican governor, Mike Huckabee, 60, who actually won the 2008 Iowa caucus, tweeted “I’m officially suspending my campaign. Thank you all for your loyal support.”
Are you glad that Hillary officially won the Democratic primary, HollywoodLifers?