Sen. Clinton fizzles in Iowa caucus

Sen. Hillary Clinton's (D-N.Y.) presidential ambitions took a hit Thursday in Iowa's Democratic caucus.The former first lady nabbed third place, behind winner Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and former Senator

News 12 Staff

May 28, 2014, 6:58 PM

Updated 3,650 days ago

Share:

Sen. Clinton fizzles in Iowa caucus
Sen. Hillary Clinton's (D-N.Y.) presidential ambitions took a hit Thursday in Iowa's Democratic caucus.The former first lady nabbed third place, behind winner Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and former Senator John Edwards. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Obama had 38 percent of the vote, Edwards had 30 percent and Clinton had 29 percent.Sen. Clinton said she is already looking forward to the New Hampshire primary on Jan. 8. She said is ready for the rest of the campaign and has "always planned to run a national campaign."Residents in the senator's hometown of Chappaqua downplayed the results. One resident made sure to point out that previous presidential candidates have won Iowa but failed to secure the Democratic Party's nomination and there have been other candidates to win their party's nomination without winning in Iowa.In 2004, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) won the Iowa caucus and later won his party's nomination, as did former Vice President Al Gore in 2000. In 1992, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) won the Iowa caucus, but failed to capture the party's nomination. The nomination went to Bill Clinton, who went on to serve two terms as president.On the Republican side, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was victorious, with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney landing in second place and former Senator Fred Thompson in third place.


More from News 12
0:39
State police: NYPD officer from Putnam Valley killed in Campbell Hall crash

State police: NYPD officer from Putnam Valley killed in Campbell Hall crash

2:09
Pleasant conditions continue Sunday in the Hudson Valley; storms move in on Memorial Day

Pleasant conditions continue Sunday in the Hudson Valley; storms move in on Memorial Day

1:37
President Biden delivers West Point commencement address

President Biden delivers West Point commencement address

1:43
Downtown Summer Sizzle Concert Series returns to New Rochelle

Downtown Summer Sizzle Concert Series returns to New Rochelle

1:54
African American history celebrated at Pinkster Festival in Sleepy Hollow

African American history celebrated at Pinkster Festival in Sleepy Hollow

Guide: 2024 Memorial Day Parades in the Hudson Valley

Guide: 2024 Memorial Day Parades in the Hudson Valley

2:08
Blood test that detects colon cancer close to receiving FDA approval

Blood test that detects colon cancer close to receiving FDA approval

0:47
Bake Back America volunteer from Scarsdale has art displayed at Adelphi University

Bake Back America volunteer from Scarsdale has art displayed at Adelphi University

1:39
Monsey family business targeted again over Israeli flag

Monsey family business targeted again over Israeli flag

1:39
Caribbean foods and culture highlighted at International Food Festival in Mount Vernon

Caribbean foods and culture highlighted at International Food Festival in Mount Vernon

0:34
Orangetown police: Man sought for approaching boy at Pearl River home

Orangetown police: Man sought for approaching boy at Pearl River home

0:33
Hudson Link's free weekend shuttle bus service for Cuomo Bridge bike path resumes this weekend

Hudson Link's free weekend shuttle bus service for Cuomo Bridge bike path resumes this weekend

0:28
Newburgh man sentenced to eight years behind bars for shooting

Newburgh man sentenced to eight years behind bars for shooting

0:27
FBI: 6 Chilean nationals charged in connection to tri-state area burglaries

FBI: 6 Chilean nationals charged in connection to tri-state area burglaries

1:28
Heavy holiday weekend travel begins in New York

Heavy holiday weekend travel begins in New York

2:22
Memorial Day ceremony in Katonah honors fallen service members

Memorial Day ceremony in Katonah honors fallen service members

1:21
Crews prep Westchester County beaches ahead of opening weekend

Crews prep Westchester County beaches ahead of opening weekend

0:48
Mount Vernon Mayor Patterson-Howard says she's back at work on hybrid basis following health incident

Mount Vernon Mayor Patterson-Howard says she's back at work on hybrid basis following health incident

1:45
Dozens attend a Memorial Day ceremony in Rockland on Friday

Dozens attend a Memorial Day ceremony in Rockland on Friday

0:51
'Turtles of Western Highway' wants volunteers to ensure reptiles' safety while crossing Orangetown roadway

'Turtles of Western Highway' wants volunteers to ensure reptiles' safety while crossing Orangetown roadway