Northwest Iowa — Area voters are expected to turn out in large numbers for Monday’s Iowa Caucuses, the first-in-the-nation test for each party’s presidential candidates. In fact, the chairman of the Iowa G-O-P says Republican turn-out on Caucus Night may surpass the record set in 2008 when 120-thousand Republicans participated in the Caucuses.
That’s Jeff Kaufmann, chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa. Kaufmann isn’t offering a specific prediction, however.
Andy McGuire, the chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, is predicting “strong” turn-out for this year’s Democratic Caucuses, but says she doesn’t expect it to surpass the record set in 2008.
2008 was the year Barack Obama won the Iowa Caucuses, and 240-thousand Iowa Democrats participated in the 2008 Caucuses. The 2016 Iowa Caucuses will be held around the state this coming Monday night, February 1st at 7 pm.
A list of caucus locations in O’Brien, Osceola, Lyon and Sioux counties can be found here.