IA Caucuses Kick Off Election Season

It’s a fast and furious finish for the Republican Candidates in Iowa.

“Mr.a Trump, Ted Cruz, Rubio, I think it’s going to be a lot tighter than people think,” UT-Arlington Political Science Professor Alan Saxe said.

“I think Donald Trump is going to be first in the GOP area, I think Rubio and Cruz are going to be very close to one another,” Saxe said. “Rubio a very close third to Ted Cruz at number two.”

And what will that Iowa results mean to Texas’ March Primary?

“We could see Donald Trump emerging as a strong number one in this state by March the first, and that could be very, very powerful in time for our primary on that date,” Saxe said.

Meanwhile, it’s the front runner or an upset in Iowa for the Democrats…Clinton versus Sanders.

“I think things are looking very good for Hillary Clinton,” Rice University’s Mark Jones told KTSA News.

“And that should really start the Hillary Clinton victory procession, since while Bernie Sanders will do well in neighboring New Hampshire (next to his home state of Vermont), he’s unlikely to do well in places like South Carolina and Nevada.”

So, what will a Clinton victory in Iowa mean for Texas’ March Primary?

“I think the biggest impact is going be lower Democratic turnout,” Jones said. “Because, by that point, most democrats and independents will realize the race is done, they’re not going to turnout at the margins that they turned out in 2008, when we had record turnout with the battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.”

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