'Start Here': Iowa caucuses and impeachment trial

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It's Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, and we're in Iowa for the first Democratic presidential contest. Let's start here.

1. Iowa caucuses

On today's special edition of "Start Here," host Brad Mielke tours the Hawkeye State with ABC News' Samantha Sergi, the self-described "Iowa encyclopedia," to learn about the caucus experience and hear directly from Iowa voters.

"If you are an uncommitted, non-committed supporter of someone, you are the most popular person in that precinct," Sergi says.

2. ... and impeachment

As the caucuses get underway, the Democratic senators who are running for president are splitting their time between Iowa and their day job in Washington, D.C., for closing arguments in the Senate impeachment trial.

The Senate is all but certain to acquit President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in a vote set for Wednesday.

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