Iowans in Des Moines are gearing up for caucus night and say they are excited to kick off the primary process in the race for presidency. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Des Moines, Iowa as the state becomes the first in the nation to weigh in on the presidential campaign. Dylan Jones says the stakes could not be higher. (SOUNDBITE)(English) DES MOINES RESIDENT, DYLAN JONES, SAYING: "I'm actually more excited this year than I have been in years past, I think. Just because I think this is a really momentous election, I think. It's a really important one for me." With plenty of reminders around about what's ahead, Toby Babcock says he won't miss it. . (SOUNDBITE)(English) AMES RESIDENT, TONY BABCOCK, SAYING: "Honestly it's something I've been looking forward to. It's- we've talked to our kids quite a bit about it. My wife has to go out of state tonight so I'm the only one who gets to caucus but my 13-year-old son, he really wants me to go so he's watching all the rest of my kids. We're making a priority as a family to caucus." And the race couldn't be tighter, with Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz battling it out for the top spot on the Republican side and Hillary Clinton facing a stiff challenge from Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democrats -- in the first contest in the state-by-state battle to pick a president.