Republican and Democratic candidates are in the final push of campaigning this weekend before the Iowa caucus, which kicks off the U.S. presidential election primary cycle. Mana Rabiee reports.
Come Monday night, Iowans will hold the first-in-the nation vote for the U.S. presidential nominees. So candidates are in the final push, rallying their supporters to actually show up and caucus. Including Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who's in a statistical dead heat in Iowa with Hillary Clinton. DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BERNIE SANDERS SAYING: "We will lose this caucus if the voter turnout is low. So my request to you in the next three days is beg, borrow, kidnap, do whatever you have to do." But Clinton just got a major boost with an endorsement from the New York Times … which called her one the most deeply qualified presidential candidates in "modern history". DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HILLARY CLINTON SAYING: "The Democratic nominee has to be able to go toe to toe with whoever they put up there on the other side...and to make a case, not a promise, but a case about what we are gonna do." Republican candidate Donald Trump is still proving he's the maverick in the race… defending his choice to skip the last debate and hold his own rally just blocks away. REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DONALD TRUMP SAYING: "I took a chance and I don't even know what the end result, I heard we went up, but whatever the result is, I did the right thing." Caucusing begins Monday at 7 pm local time and first results are expected within two or three hours.