As we noted last night in our newsflash, Ted Cruz won Iowa over Donald Trump. It was not too unexpected with the ground game and the mix of voters that Ted Cruz appealed to. The switch now turns to New Hampshire.
What was also of note is the third place finish by Marco Rubio and he noted in this in his campaign message that was sent out earlier:
Mike , last night was amazing.
All of our hard work leading up to the Iowa caucuses paid off. I'm thrilled with our success there, and you should be too.
make no mistake: The results in Iowa were just the beginning.
"Marcomentum" swept Iowa, and next it's going to take over New Hampshire.
In fact, I'm already on the ground in New Hampshire to keep up the energy before primary.
Let me explain.
Mike , my opponents are going to try to ignore my showing in Iowa. They will increase their relentless attacks in the hopes that we will not put up a fight and fade into the distance. And that could not be further from the truth.
Let's show them just how real it was. Tens of thousands of Iowans stood up and voted for a better future and a New American Century, and this is just the start!
Mike , the only place I am going is the White House next January. I will not stop fighting
This is going to be a long race. Iowa isn't the end; it's the beginning. And I need your help to ensure we have the funds needed to reach every voter in EVERY state.
I hope I have your support for the next ten months -- and the next four years!
Republican Candidate for President
P.S. Our showing was strong, but we need to be stronger. We need to ramp up our success and that begins with your support right now.
It was also of note as we went to press that Hillary Clinton was just declared the winner of the Iowa Caucus and her campaign (and the campaign manager placed calls to suppoters) sent this out: