Cruz beats Trump in Iowa presidential race, Rubio takes third

Cruz beats Trump in Iowa presidential race, Rubio takes third

February 1, 2016 10:46 PM (UTC+8)

 

(From Reuters)

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz beat billionaire Donald Trump in Iowa’s Republican presidential nominating contest on Monday, dealing a big upset to the national front-runner in the race to be their party’s White House nominee in 2016.

Ted Cruz
Ted Cruz

Cruz, a conservative lawmaker from Texas, won with 28 percent of the vote compared to 24 percent for businessman Trump, according to MSNBC.

Marco Rubio, a U.S. senator from Florida, came in third place with 23 percent, making him easily the leader among establishment Republican candidates.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held a slim lead in the Democratic race over rival Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist U.S. senator from Vermont. Read More

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