The Iowa Caucuses are less than a week away and local Democrats and Republicans are ready to have the first say in the 2020 presidential election nomination process.

The nominee on the Republican side this year is all but a foregone conclusion with President Donald Trump seeking a second term, but that doesn't mean local GOPers aren't fired up about caucus night. On the other side of the aisle, a dozen Democrats are still vying for the party's nomination. 


A Bernie Sanders supporter displays a sign for his candidate at Riverbend Middle School, where Democrats were caucusing on Feb. 1, 2016.


Eldora Democrats sign in at South Hardin High School to participate in the 2016 caucuses.

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Dave and Annette Sweeney sit at the front of the room at Buckeye City Hall for the Alden-Buckeye precinct Republican caucus Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

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Gene Newgaard, a caucus precinct organizer, addressed the roughly 450 people in the Rock Run Elementary Gym in Iowa Falls for the Republican caucus on Feb. 1, 2016.

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