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Rain doesn't keep Iowans from attending Caucuses


WATERLOO (KWWL)-- We're a little more than nine months out from election day.

On Saturday, the Iowa caucuses brought both sides out to elect delegates for the county convention.

It's the first time either party has held its precinct caucus on a Saturday. Officials from both parties say they wanted to get more people out for an off-year caucus.

The Black Hawk County Republicans met at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo. Republicans say they've gotten a boost just this week.

"The best morale boost this party has had came in another state, Massachusetts, on Tuesday when Senator Brown won the election in a seat that the Republicans have not won in almost four decades," says U.S. Senator Charles Grassley.

In response, one Democratic candidate says his party shouldn't be worried.

"I don't think Democrats need to be nervous they just need to recognize that they need to stand with the people and represent the people and speak for the people," says Tom Fiegen, a U.S. Senate Democratic candidate.

Democrats met at the UAW hall in Waterloo.  Congressman Bruce Braley also made a stop in Waterloo to show his support.

County conventions are the next step in the caucus-to-convention process and will take place on March 13 and March 20.



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