25,000 Turn Out for Obama in Iowa

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JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — More than 25,000 Iowa Democrats caucused Tuesday night in support of President Obama, according to his re-election campaign.

The turnout — touted by Obama’s campaign strategists online and on a day-after conference call with reporters — was significant for a candidate running unopposed in the state and signals that the president’s grassroots organizing machine hasn’t lost its touch of four years ago.

While only a small fraction of the record 239,000 Iowa Democrats who caucused on Jan. 3, 2008, the showing for 2012 amounted to roughly one-fifth of all Republicans who huddled across all 99 Iowa counties to pick their nominee the same night.

Obama also enlisted more than 7,500 supporters to join his army of volunteers mobilizing for his re-election, his campaign team said.

The president has campaign offices in every state, with eight in Iowa alone, more than any GOP presidential candidate. He has also won commitments of support from more than 1 million Americans who have donated to his campaign or signed up to volunteer.

A record 125,000 Iowa Republicans turned out to caucus Tuesday.

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