Campaigning over, Iowa Republicans prepare to caucus

By Stephanie Condon – After withstanding months of a turbulent campaign season, Republican voters on Tuesday will finally start weighing in on who deserves the GOP presidential nomination.

Technically speaking, the caucuses are largely symbolic — the results will represent the viewpoints of just a fraction of the American population. Iowa will send just 28 delegates to the Republican National Convention in Florida, where a candidate will need the support of at least 1,143 to win the presidential nomination. On top of all that, the delegates aren’t officially chosen on caucus night — they’re selected at the state convention in June. more>

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