After hosting months of furious campaigning, countless town halls, numerous Donald Trump rallies, and plenty of candidate diner drop-ins, the state of Iowa finally caucuses tonight.
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A sizable number of voters remain undecided hours before the caucusing begins, but many of their friends and neighbors have picked a candidate and are campaigning for him or her in force.
From the Jeb Bush backer whose whoops can be heard across auditoriums to supporters in superhero outfits to die-hard fans with homemade Bernie Sanders T-shirts, here are the most colorful and passionate characters ABC News reporters have encountered in Iowa:
- From supporters in superhero outfits to die-hard fans in homemade Bernie Sanders t-shirts, here are the most colorful and passionate characters ABC's reporters have encountered in Iowa.
A true "shopper": In past 24 hrs this undecided voter has seen 5 candidates: Sanders, Cruz, Rubio, Trump, & Clinton. pic.twitter.com/5Y8lbchsx1— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) January 27, 2016
Joni Scotter is the most super of all superfans. Her whoops can be heard from 1 end of Iowa to the other pic.twitter.com/QyNNFnsSmA— Candace Smith (@CandaceSmith_) January 31, 2016
Mary Nettesheim from Dubuque says she plans to caucus Monday pic.twitter.com/ZTnMtR6DGE— MaryAlice Parks (@maryaliceparks) January 30, 2016
Iowan voter Dennis McCandless is counting down the days to the next president -- or Obama's last day at least pic.twitter.com/kPDUW4G5nL— Jordyn Phelps (@JordynPhelps) January 31, 2016
As Hillary Clinton took the stage tonight, 17-yr-old Zoe teared up. "I've seen her 8 times, but I cry every time." pic.twitter.com/alOcd9pW4a— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) February 1, 2016
Patti Thacker, who has been to at least 10 of Clinton's events in Iowa, says she's going to miss her after next week pic.twitter.com/AWWgDyBPq2— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) January 31, 2016