4 Feb 2020

Democratic primaries kick off with Iowa Caucus

From Morning Report, 7:54 am on 4 February 2020

The Iowa caucuses take place today, kicking off the long process of nominating a Democratic presidential candidate to face Donald Trump in November's US election.

While victory in Iowa doesn't guarantee anyone the nomination, it is highly influential and gives the winning candidate a big boost in momentum.

RNZ's correspodent in Iowa is Kate Fisher.