Nearly 1,000 miles away from home, Iowans caucused in a basement room of the IBEW building in Washington, D.C.
The District’s first satellite caucus allowed Iowans who otherwise would have to fly to home districts to participate in school gymnasiums or large halls. Caucus-goers included individuals away from home for work and students participating in the process for the first time.
Like the caucuses at home, the event was, at times, chaotic. In what appeared to be a last-minute decision, members of the media were told to leave the room during deliberations.