The Iowa caucuses are one of the greatest spectator sports in American politics.
As the first state in the nation to vote in the presidential nominating process, the Midwestern state is where rubber meets the road for candidates looking to make their White House dreams a reality. They converge on the state to make their sale directly to voters in the months before the caucuses.
Already this year, several possible 2016 hopefuls have made trips to Iowa, fueling speculation that they might run for president. Republican Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, have each made several visits to the state this year, and Hillary Clinton is scheduled to make a trip there next month -- her first since losing the caucuses in 2008.
Filmmaker AJ Schnack has distilled the political spectacle that is the Iowa Caucuses into a documentary, “Caucus,” which chronicles the 2012 caucuses, and sat down with “Power Players” to discuss the film.
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