Grab the chips and salsa! After all the debates, the ads, the calls, the push polls, the charges and counter-charges, the first-in-the-nation contest is finally here. You might think from the coverage that it's do or die tonight for candidates from both parties. But a win in the Hawkeye State isn't necessarily the key to the Democratic or Republican Party nomination -- or the White House. — Jonathan Capehart
Map by Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso. Jonathan Capehart is a member of the editorial page staff.
Sights and Sounds From Final Full Day of the Iowa Campaign Video | Sights and sounds from an early morning rally by Hillary Clinton to a 'Tonight Show' appearance by Mike Huckabee, presidential candidates traveled across Iowa and to California in the final full day of campaigning in Iowa. All times listed in the video are Central Time. Video by Jackie Refo, Ed O'Keefe and Chet Rhodes/post.com