Iowa Favors Cruz Over Trump – Cruz Wins Big!
Donald Trump, the media and the pollsters are the big losers of the night. The big winner? Ted Cruz by a mile!
Trump ran an amazing effort in Iowa. His campaign brought in a new style of campaigning unlike anything we’ve ever seen. And while it it did result in nearly 40,000 votes, it wasn’t enough to outperform the well oiled grassroots get-out-the-vote machine built by Ted Cruz.
As of the moment we’re a few precincts away from 100% precincts reporting and Ted Cruz stands at 28% with more than 43,000 votes. The full list at 99% reporting can be viewed below.
- Ted Cruz – 28%
- Donald Trump – 24%
- Marco Rubio – 23%
- Ben Carson – 9%
- Rand Paul – 4%
- Jeb Bush – 3%
- John Kasich – 2%
- Carly Fiorina – 2%
- Mike Huckabee – 2%
- Chris Christie – 2%
- Rick Santorum – 1%
Ted Cruz is to be commended for a truly astonishing organization and campaign in Iowa. His team built a network of some 12,000 volunteers. His campaign brought him for a visit to all 99 counties. They made more than 20,000 calls on multiple days.
Trump was simply out campaigned at every turn. And contrary to what the media wanted us to believe, voters ultimately chose the message of Cruz to carry the trophy for Iowa’s top vote winner.
Cruz now moves on to the next few states with the best organization in the GOP primary, the most cash on hand and momentum to continue building.
Now on to New Hampshire we go!