Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has won the Republican caucuses in Iowa tonight, riding the state's religious fervor for the victory. Huckabee beat former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, 35% to 24%. Fred Thompson trailed by ten percentage points to claim third place, with John McCain finishing in 4th place. The Arizona Senator hoped his clear view of world affairs after the Benazir Bhutto assassination would propel him higher in the caucus totals.
In Democratic party caucuses, Barack Obama took a slim lead and cruised past Hillary Clinton and John Edwards.. Obama positioned himself as an "agent for change" in the race for the White House.
Barack claimed a win with 35% while Clinton scored 33%, followed by John Edwards at 31%. All three have filed for the Kansas Caucuses on February 5th, a month from Saturday.
Christopher Dodd, Bill Richardson and Joe Biden all finished with zeros.