Here is a special message from catholicvote.org:
Voters in Iowa put statesmanship over showmanship.
The results: Cruz triumphs, Rubio surges, Trump disappoints.
Donald Trump received wall-to-wall media coverage for six months. Pollsters predicted he would win by a sizable number. Some pundits even claimed he would be “unstoppable” after Iowa.
Not so fast, Mr. Trump.
Across the board, the clear message was anti-establishment. GOP candidates Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, and John Kasich finished with a tiny percentage of the overall vote. Meanwhile outsiders Trump and Carson -- combined with young conservative Hispanic Senators Cruz and Rubio took nearly 85% of the vote. Cruz, Trump and Rubio all topped 41,000 votes -- surpassing the record number secured by winner Mike Huckabee in 2008.
Meanwhile for Democrats the so-called ‘inevitable’ Hillary Clinton eked out 74-year old socialist from Vermont, helped by several caucus votes decided by coin flips. Entrance polls showed young voters and men overwhelmingly opposed to Hillary. The results were a stunning defeat for Planned Parenthood, who gave Hillary their first ever primary endorsement.
Some final takeaways:
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