As Iowa Democrats prepared to make their choices for a presidential nominee Monday in the state's first-in-the-nation caucuses, Star Tribune reporters headed south to ask voters who they're supporting and what it's like when your home is the center of the political universe.​

Stacey Schempp, 53 Des Moines


IT supportTop caucus choices:

Joe Biden, Amy KlobucharWhat she said:

Brendan Dunphy, 36 Ames


Documentary filmmaker and carpenterTop caucus choices:

Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth WarrenWhat he said:

Sue Seidenfeld, 68 Waukee


Retired physician assistantTop caucus choices:

Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Joe BidenWhat she said:

Cheuang Kavan, 50 Decorah


Machine operatorTop caucus choice:

Undecided but leaning toward Pete ButtigiegWhat he said:

Mary Lewis, 72 Decorah


Retired biology instructorTop caucus choices:

Elizabeth WarrenWhat she said:

Bridget Blair, 24 Sioux City


Political fundraisingTop caucus choices:

Joe Biden, Pete ButtigiegWhat she said:

Harper Sullivan, 19 Ames


Iowa State University studentTop caucus choice:

Amy KlobucharWhat he said:

Lisa Hogan, 55 Johnston


Works in cosmeticsTop caucus choices:

Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth WarrenWhat she said:

LeAnne Clausen de Montes, 41 Mason City


Presbyterian pastor and community organizerTop caucus choice:

Tulsi GabbardWhat she said:

Ibrahim Jadoon, 26 Richmond, Ky.


Human rights litigationVolunteering for:

Bernie SandersWhat he said: