From NBC's Ben Weltman
In his first event of the day, Edwards fired up his crowd of volunteers at the United Steelworkers Local 164 in Des Moines.
"We are going to work through tonight, through the caucus, we are going to have a brief but intense victory celebration tonight when the caucuses finish," Edwards chanted. "And then, those of you who are here, we ask you to go with us as we leave Iowa tonight, and go to New Hampshire and future states. Because this movement and this wave is going to go forward."
"GO JOHN GO" chants broke out during and after his speech bringing a rolling start to Edwards' day.