Keokuk County students participated in the first ever Iowa Youth Caucus. Across the state nearly 2,000 students participated. The event saw Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Dr. Ben Carson victorious among the area youth. “I hope this was a fun, educational event for the students that will spur them to become more involved and participate in civics in their community” Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate said. Iowa voters will caucus Tuesday February 2nd. At this time Donald Trump leads Republicans nationally with 27.5%, while Hillary Clinton leads the Democratic field.