BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Languages
Last Updated: Friday, 4 January 2008, 04:31 GMT
US election at-a-glance: 3 Jan
DAY IN A NUTSHELL

In the first nominating contest of the 2008 presidential election, Mike Huckabee wins the Republican race, while Barack Obama comes out top in the Democratic caucuses.

KEY QUOTES

"They said this day would never come...But on this January night at this defining moment in history, you came together, Democrats, Republicans and Independents to stand up and say that we are one nation, we are one people and our time for change has come!"
Barack Obama to his supporters after winning the Iowa Democratic vote.

A third-place finish has almost always been a one-way ticket to Palookaville
Roger Simon, Politico.com

"Tonight it starts here in Iowa, but it doesn't end here. It goes all the way through the other states and ends at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue one year from now."
Winning Republican Mike Huckabee.

" I'm going to keep on battling all the way and anticipate I get the nomination when it's all said and done."
Defeated Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

"I am so ready for the rest of this campaign and I am so ready to lead."
Hillary Clinton, after losing to Barack Obama.

"The one thing that's clear with the results in Iowa tonight is the status quo lost and change won."
Defeated Democrat John Edwards.

"In Iowa, a third-place finish has almost always been a one-way ticket to Palookaville."
Roger Simon on Politico.com does not believe candidates who say they do not mind not coming first.

NUMBER NEWS

The final survey before the caucuses by Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby suggests Senator Barack Obama is just ahead of John Edwards, with Senator Hillary Clinton in third place.

The same poll also suggests that Republican Mike Huckabee has extended his lead over his nearest rival, Mitt Romney, with Fred Thompson in third place.

Poll graphic

DAILY PICTURE

Two Huckabee supporters at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, Iowa
Two Huckabee supporters are in high spirits at a caucus in the Embassy Suites, Des Moines



Select from the list below to view state level results.

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific