Trump after speaking at a caucus site, in Clive, Iowa. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Republican Donald Trump's surprise defeat in Iowa at the hands of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz reflected shortcomings in his get-out-the-vote operations and an overreliance on his celebrity status in a state where voters prefer the personal touch.All signs had pointed to a Trump win in the first nominating contest in the race for the White House, with the Des Moines Register's influential poll giving Trump the lead on the weekend before Iowans went to caucus Monday.Prior to Monday, Trump had repeatedly boasted that he would easily win Iowa, and he has been the front-runner in most national polls since last summer.The challenge Trump faced was trying to persuade these people, many of whom had never participated in a caucus before, to show up.Tana Goertz, Trump's Iowa campaign chair, was frequently an introductory speaker at Trump events and would encourage attendees to make sure they knew where to go to caucus. Trump noted in his concession speech that some had argued he would never do well in the state.
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