Winners & Losers: Watch Candidates' Speeches After Iowa Caucuses

  • by: Alan Duke

Marco Rubio was a happy 3rd place finisher, considering he came from back in the pack to nearly surpassing Donald Trump for second. His speech sounded very much like a victory speech.

Marco Rubio #Iowa Caucus Night Speech - WATCH full speech here:

Posted by C-SPAN on Monday, February 1, 2016

Donald Trump's speech surprised many because it was somewhat humble by his standards. Trump said he was "honored" by the second place finish behind Ted Cruz. Still, he declared that he would win the GOP nomination and beat Clinton or Sanders.

Donald J. Trump complete Iowa Caucus night speech.

Posted by C-SPAN on Monday, February 1, 2016

Ted Cruz called his first place finish among Republicans "a victory for courageous conservatives across Iowa and all across the great nation."

Ted Cruz: "God bless the great state of Iowa." Watch full speech here:

Posted by C-SPAN on Monday, February 1, 2016

Paul Rand, who finished 5th with just 4% of the vote, focused his words on the candidates who did even worse than him "Tonight, the liberty movement beat four sitting governors from the establishment."

Rand Paul complete Iowa Caucus Night Speech

Posted by C-SPAN on Monday, February 1, 2016

Hillary Clinton stopped short of declaring victory over Bernie Sanders, considering she held only a razor-thin margin with votes left to be counted. She did try to claim the "progressive" label and said she was "thrilled" at the prospect of more debates with Sanders.

Watch Hillary Clinton Iowa Caucus Night Speech here:

Posted by C-SPAN on Monday, February 1, 2016

Bernie Sanders used his moment in the national spotlight to share his "radical idea" to "create an American economy that works for working families and not just the billionaire class." As did Clinton, Sanders did not declare victory, but acknowledged a "virtual tie" that will likely give each candidate an equal share of the 44 delegates at stake.

Bernie Sanders: "Tonight, while the results are still not known, it looks like we are in a virtual tie." Full video here: #IAcaucus #IowaToday

Posted by C-SPAN on Monday, February 1, 2016

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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