The first Republican nominating contest of the 2024 presidential cycle came and went Monday night, with the race being called before anyone even showed up to former President Donald Trump’s watch party.
While first place isn’t usually the only finish that campaigns and media watch for, the small field and huge margin of victory for Trump could prove pivotal before next week’s contest in New Hampshire.
Trump stomped to victory, winning over 51% of caucusgoers and 20 delegates Monday night. Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) was a distant second at 21.2% and picked up eight delegates, and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley couldn’t sustain her recent momentum, finishing just behind DeSantis with 19.1% and seven delegates.
Here is the winner and the losers from the 2024 Iowa