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To find out more about the Iowa caucuses, check out some of the following sources:

  • The Republican Party of Iowa
  • The Iowa Democratic Party
  • Iowa Public Radio is exploring the importance of Iowa and documenting the 2020 race in a new podcast, Caucus Land.
  • To find out more about Des Moines and the caucus, visit the Iowa Caucus Consortium.
  • Democracy in Action tracks past elections, staffing, and candidate visits.
  • For a brief history and stunning historical photos, The Des Moines Register is the place to go.
  • The Des Moines Register created the Three Tickets podcast in 2015, explaining the role of Iowa and how it became first-in-the-nation.
  • For the true lover of politics and musical theatre, the original cast recording of Caucus! The Musical can be purchased on Amazon.
  • For the reader, check out the following books about the Iowa caucuses:
    • Dennis Goldford and Hugh Winebrenner. 2010. The Iowa Precinct Caucuses: The Making of a Media Event. Iowa State University Press.
    • Rachel Paine Caufield. 2016. The Iowa Caucus. Arcadia Publishing.
    • David Redlawsk, Caroline Tolbert and Todd Donovan. 2010. Why Iowa? How Caucuses and Sequential Elections Improve the Presidential Nominating Process. University of Chicago Press.
    • Timothy Hagle. 2012. Riding the Caucus Rollercoaster. CreateSpace Independent Publishing.
    • Dave Price. 2013. Caucus Chaos.
    • John C. Skipper. 2009. The Iowa Caucuses: First Tests of Presidential Aspiration, 1972-2008.  McFarland and Company.
    • Christopher Hull. 2008. Grassroots Rules: How the Iowa Caucus Helps Elect American Presidents. Stanford University Press.