What matters more: Iowa or New Hampshire?
Iowa may be first in the presidential nomination process, but the state isn't always indicative of who may win the election.LEARN MORE
Iowa will prove critical in whether the Florida governor can cement himself as a viable Republican candidate for the presidency.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis won reelection in 2022 by such a landslide that it was the largest margin of victory in 40 years in the state. He framed his campaign as a battle against the "woke agenda" of liberals, and it helped create a dramatically different result than the first time around.
In 2018, DeSantis barely beat Democratic challenger Andrew Gillum. The initial margin of less than 0.5% triggered an automatic recount and despite three counties missing the recount deadline, DeSantis was declared the winner.
In his first term as governor, DeSantis gained national attention during the COVID-19 pandemic, being vocally against lockdowns, mask mandates and vaccines. But his huge reelection win gave him the kind of national attention that made him a viable contender for the Republican presidential nomination.
DeSantis launched his campaign in May 2023 with Elon Musk on Twitter. And what looked like an innovative idea became a disastrous announcement riddled with glitches.
Iowa has a little more than 3 million people, yet on Monday, the small, rural state will play a major role in picking the next president of the U.S.LEARN MORE
Since then, despite putting a significant amount of money into campaigning in Iowa, DeSantis has struggled, losing major donors and campaign staffers. Since November, at least six top campaign officials have either quit or been fired, leaving DeSantis in danger of falling far short of expectations.
The GOP presidential hopeful is offering herself as an alternative to former President Donald Trump: "We need a young, new generational leader."
The progressive campaign is asking voters to chose "uncommitted" on the primary ballot to protest President Biden's approach to the war in Gaza.
After this past weekend, former President Trump still needs over 1,100 delegates, but the calendar is about to get very busy very quickly.
A person familiar with the incident said tests on the substance came back inconclusive but that officials do not believe it to be deadly.
While Swift's camp typically remains relatively quiet, a representative for the singer spoke out following the accusation.
While the company will shutter dozens of its namesake locations, it has plans to open new Bloomingdale's and Bluemercury stores in the coming years.