Democrats Focus on Rallies as Much as Speeches Ahead of Jefferson Jackson Dinner

Iowa Democrats are in Des Moines for the Jefferson Jackson Dinner

“Very few of the 6,000 who are coming tonight are actually undecided," Iowa Democratic Strategist Kevin Geiken told ABC News. "Most of the people who come to the J-J are here as a result of the campaign bringing them here so it’s really more of a pep-rally."

That's why the Bernie Sanders campaign is holding six watch parties throughout the state and is more focused on organizing outside the dinner.

“Were not converting anyone. Everybody in that room has made a choice. It should be about 1/3 our supporters, 1/3 Clinton, and the rest O'Malley," Pete D'Alessandro told ABC News, the Iowa Campaign Coordinator for Bernie Sanders. “We’re hoping to add somebody who kind of likes Bernie and is either watching at home or at a party, they hear the pitch and then say, I’m going to give you a couple hours a night now at the office because I’m energized."

“Obama was a little more relaxed than Hillary Clinton seven years ago, able to be a little bit more unscripted and he cut through the staging and the polls and really spoke directly to caucus-goers. His message was all about partisan politics and how things are becoming too divisive. He really fired up that crowd," said Geiken.

The candidate with the most at stake is former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, who is making his 15th trip to the state and has already visit 40 of Iowa's 99 counties. His commitment to Iowa though has not been reflected in the polls.

“I’ve seen him literally stand in the middle of the room of Democrats and engage with the crowd in a lot of ways that Barack Obama did," Geiken said of O'Malley. "If he’s on his game and if he’s relaxed, he could give a very powerful speech."

Hillary Clinton's campaign is also putting a focus on organizing sending a video out Saturday morning entitled "100," the amount of days left till Democrats caucus on February 1st.

"The last thing we want to do is wake up on February 2nd wishing we'd done more. I’m confident in this team and in what we can accomplish for Hillary -- but we need to know right now that you’re in," Michelle Kleppe wrote to supporters in an e-mail, Hillary for America's Iowa Organizing Director.

When asked about the state of the race, Dr. Andy McGuire of the Iowa Democratic Party said she's not surprised by how competitive it is and expects the crowd at the J-J to reflect the spirits of all the three campaigns.

"One of these people is going to be President as far as I’m concerned so this kind of excitement is incredible," said McGuire.