Obama, Huckabee win big in Iowa

Sen. Barack Obama and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee have won the Iowa caucuses last night, with Obama garnering 37.6 percent of Democratic delegate support and Huckabee coming away with 34.4 percent of the Republican delegate support (after 86 percent of precincts had reported).

Sen. Barack Obama and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee have won the Iowa caucuses last night, with Obama garnering 37.6 percent of Democratic delegate support and Huckabee coming away with 34.4 percent of the Republican delegate support (after 86 percent of precincts had reported).

The New York Times reports that two Democrats dropped out last night: Sen. Christopher Dodd of New Jersey and Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware.

The number of Democrats participating in the caucuses jumped to almost 240,000, which almost doubles the number of votes in 2004, according to Bloomberg news.

Even Hollywood stars are lending their celebrity to back the winning candidates. Scarlett Johansson stood by Obama's side and appeared at a college-aged “Barack Stars” rally in Iowa, while Chuck Norris has been publicly advocating for Huckabee's victory since last year.

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