DNC Statement on the 2024 Republican Iowa Caucus Results 

In response to this year’s Republican Iowa caucus results, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement: 

“Tonight, voters cast their first ballots in the MAGA Republicans’ 2024 primary, and the stakes of this election became even clearer for Americans across the country. Donald Trump is the leader of an extreme MAGA movement that has fully taken over the Republican Party – yet notably in a clear sign of weakness, even as the leader of the GOP and a former president, nearly half of Iowa Republicans voted for someone else. Whether Trump or one of his wannabes ultimately emerges as the MAGA standard bearer at the end of the Republican primary, the bottom line is simple: this election is a choice between more freedoms or fewer, a stronger economy for working Americans or one that only benefits the ultra-wealthy, a leader we can trust to protect democracy or one that attacks our institutions for political gain. Trump 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 are all running on a platform that is toxic to the majority of voters. Hard working Americans will reject this extreme and unpopular agenda in 2024, just like they did in 2020.”