The Caucuses are history, with front-runners George W. Bush and Al Gore scoring big victories. Gore won with 64 percent support, compared to rival Bill Bradley’s 35 percent. Gore told supporters he’ll use the momentum of his victory to win the White House.Iowa Democratic Party chairman Rob Tully says Gore’s Iowa finish should give him a substantial bounce into New Hampshire. Bradley said what he’s trying to do takes time — and he thanked supporters for their commitment to the cause.Bradley said the fundamental changes he seeks will take time to accomplish. Bradley says he will move on and continue the battle.George W. Bush secured 41 percent of the vote in the Republican Caucuses.Bush addressed his supporters shortly before boarding a plane for New Hampshire. He said it marks the beginning of the end of the Clinton era.Bush said he’s ready to take the campaign nationally.Bush said he won’t forget that his campaign started in Iowa.Iowa Republican Party chairman Kayne Robinson says Bush can claim a significant victory. Steve Forbes finished a strong second among republicans, with 30 percent. Forbes says the American people will respond to his message in the next contests.Forbes left the stage as his supporters chanted, “We believe in Steve.”Alan Keyes finished third, with 14 percent support. Keyes devoted half of his Caucus night speech to a prayer with his supporters, who had gathered at a Des Moines hotel.Keyes said his third place finish was only a first step to converting more followers to his anti-abortion message. Gary Bauer, who first began campaigning in Iowa a year ago, finished fourth, with eight-and-a-half percent support.Arizona Senator John McCain got just under five percent support — and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch netted less than a thousand votes statewide, for a one percent showing. Before the voting, Hatch conceded his campaign was lagging. Hatch wasn’t ready to concede, but sounded a bit resigned to the reality of a sixth place finish. He says he’s given everything he has and feels good about the campaign. Hatch says he is contributing to the country regardless of what happens.
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