According to CNN, Barack Obama has won Iowa. He took 38% of the delegates, with Edwards's 30% and Clinton's 29% far ahead of the pack. Interestingly, Bill Richardson took 4th with 2% and--my favorite speaker at Alito's confirmation--Joe Biden finished 5th with 1%. Dodd, Gravel (who??), and Kucinich tied for last with 0%. Dodd's and Biden's campaigns have reportedly given up the ghost. With only 49 states left, Obama has the early lead.
With only 93% of Republican precincts reporting as of 11:21 p.m., Huckabee (34%) has a 9-point lead over conceded runner-up Romney (25%). Thompson and McCain are basically tied for third (13%), with Ron Paul taking fifth (10%) and Rudolph taking sixth (4%). Hunter--another candidate whom I don't know--has so far gathered 499 votes and one delegate to finish seventh.
I don't know how important Iowa will be in the long run, but it's exciting that Primary Season is starting. Can't wait to see what happens next week in New Hampshire!