Election 2008: Iowa
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
Scholastic Kid Reporters are on the campaign trail. They have talked to every Republican and Democratic candidate in the race for the White House. Here is a collection of their reports from the state that officially kicked off caucus and primary season—Iowa.
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Senator Hillary Clinton wants to be the first female President of the United States. She was recently in Des Moines, Iowa, to talk to voters and to gather support to help her achieve that goal.
Scholastic Kid Reporter London Ball talks about her behind-the-scenes experience at Iowa's debate for Republican presidential hopefuls in the 2008 race.
He's ready to run the country. That's what Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani said while on the campaign trail in Iowa recently. During 2 town hall meetings, Giuliani outlined his "12 Commitments," which he described as "a promise to. . . keep the American dream alive."
At the Hy-Vee Hall in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, it's 12 degrees outside and freezing rain. But that's not stopping Iowans from bundling up and facing the ice to see TV megastar Oprah Winfrey endorse Senator Barack Obama for President.
John Edwards, Democratic presidential candidate, has a "Plan to Build One America." Actually, it's more than a plan. It's an 80-page self-published booklet. He announced on Veterans Day that he would distribute 100,000 of his booklets to Iowa caucus-goers over the next few weeks.
It's the middle of the week after two long holiday weekends. In Iowa, it's -20 degrees including the wind chill. Kids are back in school, everyone is back at work, so why are all the biggest gathering places in Des Moines filled to capacity with screaming, chanting crowds? Politics, that's why.
An ecstatic throng of Barack Obama supporters packed the Hy-Vee Convention Center in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday night. The long-awaited Iowa caucuses were over, and Democrat Barack Obama took 38 percent of the votes besting his seven opponents.
Kid Reporter Sydney Rieckhoff reports from the district 23 Democratic Party caucus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. When it came down to the wire, Clinton and Edwards supporters tossed a coin for delegate representation as the two groups tied in the final stages of the district's caucus.
At 7 p.m., the doors were locked, and the Scholastic Kids Press Corps was on the inside. It was the night of the 2008 Iowa caucuses and, a team of eight Kid Reporters tracked the action from five different precincts. Who would Iowa voters choose as their presidential nominees?