Iowa by the Numbers

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 of Iowa with various statistics layered over it]

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