The 2020 Iowa Caucuses are finally here to kick off the election year and take place today in the Hawkeye State. They signal the coming of the election season here in our Sunshine State in a little over a month. The Iowa Caucuses serve as the initial nominating contest in the Democratic Party presidential primaries for this year’s presidential election.
The Iowa caucuses are a closed caucus, meaning only registered Democrats can participate. Iowa awards 49 delegates, of which 41 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the caucuses. The 49 will participate in the Democratic National Convention this July in Milwaukee. And while only 3 past presidents who won in Iowa went on to win the presidency (Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush), caucus winners typically have better batting averages when it comes to winning the presidential nomination – at least on the Democrats’ side.
The start of this week is jam packed with football, caucuses, and a State of the Union address, but the arrival of the caucuses signals the coming of our own election season in Florida. Florida’s 2020 Presidential Preference Primary will be held on March 17. The primary election for other national and state offices in Florida will be August 18, with the general election on November 3.
All politics are local politics so remember to maintain your voter registration, and stay informed and active moving in to the second month of what continues to be an exciting new decade.
See you on the trail,