Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are locked in a race for the Iowa caucuses that is too close to project, with 94 percent of precincts reporting.
The candidates are separated by less than 1 percent.
“There is so much at stake in this election, I don’t need to tell you,” Clinton said tonight. “Every single one of you who came out for me, who worked so many hours from my young organizers with energy and passion, to the families and friends across this state, I am deeply grateful.”
“As I stand here tonight, breathing a big sigh of relief, thank you, Iowa,” Clinton said. “I want you to know, I will keep doing what I have done my entire life. I will keep standing up for you. I will keep fighting for you.”
Clinton said she wishes Martin O’Malley — who suspended his campaign tonight — the “very best,” and said she is “excited about really getting into the debate with Senator Sanders about the best way forward to fight for us and America.”
Sanders also greeted a crowd of enthusiastic supporters.
“Nine months ago we came to this beautiful state,” he said. “We had no political organization, we had no money, we had no name recognition. And we were taking on the most powerful political organization in the United States of America.
“And tonight while the results are still not known, it looks like we are in a virtual tie.” Sanders said.
Sanders also thanked O’Malley, saying that he “contributed a whole lot to the dialogue, that he ran an issue oriented campaign, and he won the respect of the American people.”