Democratic presidential candidates vied for victory Monday across the chilly precincts of Iowa, the first step in the battle to face President Bush this fall. John Kerry was leading in preliminary results of an Associated Press survey of Iowa Democrats taken as they entered the caucus sites.
The survey showed John Edwards and Howard Dean battling for second, and Dick Gephardt, the winner of the 1988 caucuses, trailing. Just weeks ago, before the Iowa race turned tumultuous, Dean was the undisputed front-runner and anything less than a victory for him would jolt the crowded field and raise questions about the former Vermont governor's standing.
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