For the second time, Democrat John Edwards finished in second place in the Iowa Caucuses.
"The status quo lost and change won," Edwards told supporters in Des Moines. Edwards said his campaign is not over. "This march of change continues on," Edwards told his supporters. "God bless you. Thank you for everything you’ve done. Stay with us in this fight."
"You have created and started a wave of change, a tidal wave of change that will travel from here to New Hampshire to Nevada to South Carolina — all across this country," Edwards said.
Hillary Clinton finished in third place in the Democratic caucus. During a speech to supporters in Des Moines, Clinton focused on the record turn-out. Clinton called it a great night for Democrats with an unprecendented turnout, and says that is sending a message that there is going to be a change in the White House. Clinton said there is "transforming work" ahead.
"I am so ready for the rest of this campaign and I am so ready to lead," Clinton said, as her supporters started chanting. She promised her "best effort" in the days ahead. "We have a long way to but I am confident and optimistic both about the campaign but maybe more importantly about our country," Clinton said.
Audio:John Edwards speech. 9:19 MP3
Audio: Hilliary Clinton speech. 11:04 MP3