Clinton And Cruz Hope For Win’s In Iowa


Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton need to win Monday’s Iowa Caucus to similar reasons. Cruz needs to prove that he can compete with the GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and to try to do his best to make this a two man race on the Republican side.

Meanwhile, Clinton who is frontrunner on the Democratic side needs to stem some of the momentum being caused by the darling of the progressive side of the party Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. A win in Iowa would help buffer a possible loss in New Hampshire next week.

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Clinton faced more email troubles Friday as the presidential contenders barreled toward a final weekend of campaigning before Iowa’s crucial caucuses.

Most of the candidates were scattered across Iowa in a last-chance try to gin up enthusiasm, sharpen attacks and set expectations — all part of efforts to emerge from Monday’s voting with momentum and a slice of the spotlight.

Clinton’s brushed off new questions that the former secretary of state’s use of a private email server for government business may have posed a security risk. The news heightened some Democrats’ fears that the email controversy could dog their front-runner well into this year’s campaign.

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Meanwhile, it continued to be a tough couple of weeks for Sen. Cruz as he went on the offensive airing a TV ad labeling Florida Sen. Marco Rubio “the Republican Barack Obama.” Rubio said the ad blitz was a sign Cruz, after months of cruising to the top of the heap, was starting to sweat.

So, if you happen to looking for either Sen. Cruz of Secretary Clinton this weekend you can bet they will be in Iowa.

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