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Sen. Elizabeth Warren returns to Cedar Rapids for a town hall on Saturday

Sen. Elizabeth Warren brings her 2020 presidential campaign to Cedar Rapids on Saturday for a town hall at Taft Middle School. The Massachusetts Democrat’s return to eastern Iowa comes after a couple of weeks during which billionaires have been publicly complaining about her policy proposals. The senator’s plan for a wealth tax of 2 percent on personal fortunes […]

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Mark Sanford, who was running against Donald Trump for the 2020 GOP nomination, ends his long-shot campaign after 65 days

Mark Sanford, one of three candidates running against President Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination, announced on Tuesday he is dropping out of the race. The former South Carolina congressman made his announcement during a press conference in New Hampshire, where he had focused his long-shot campaign. […]

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In Coralville, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez advocate for ‘loving thy neighbor,’ disrupting the establishment

“I think I’m going to make a very short speech, because Alexandria said it all,” Sen. Bernie Sanders told the people packed into the Expo Hall of the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center for the 2020 presidential candidate’s rally, featuring Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. […]

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Report: A top member of Tom Steyer’s presidential campaign was offering Iowa politicians money for endorsements

On Thursday, the presidential campaign of billionaire Tom Steyer denied it is attempting to buy political endorsements in Iowa, after Alexandra Jaffe of the Associated Press reported a top Steyer campaign aide had been privately offering Iowa politicians money for endorsements. […]

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Bernie Sanders to hold rally in Coralville Saturday featuring Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Sen. Bernie Sanders will hold a rally on Saturday night with one of his highest-profile supporters, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The first-term member of Congress endorsed Sanders on Oct. 19 at a rally in New York City that brought a crowd of 26,000 to a park adjacent to the Queenbridge Houses, the largest public housing development in […]

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Beto O’Rourke drops out of the 2020 presidential race

Beto O’Rourke announced on Friday afternoon he is ending his 2020 presidential run. “Our campaign has always been about seeing clearly, speaking honestly, and acting decisively,” he wrote on Twitter. “In that spirit: I am announcing that my service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee.” […]

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Seven presidential candidates will address issues facing people with disabilities at a forum in Cedar Rapids on Saturday

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Disability rights activists have been working hard to make sure the 2020 presidential candidates address issues of importance to Americans with disabilities, and on Saturday, seven of the Democrats in the race will participate in a forum at 2019 Accessibility, Inclusion, and Outreach Conference in Cedar Rapids. […]

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‘One percent is strong, 99 percent is a lot stronger’: Sen. Bernie Sanders brings his presidential campaign to the Ped Mall

During his Friday night campaign rally in Iowa City, Sen. Bernie Sanders sounded almost exactly the same as he did during the first Iowa speech of his 2020 campaign at the Iowa Memorial Union in March. […]

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Tim Ryan drops out of the 2020 presidential race, leaving 18 Democratic candidates

Rep. Tim Ryan announced on Thursday he was dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, reducing the number of Democrats still running for their party’s nomination to 18. The Ohio Democrat explained in a video posted on Twitter, “I got into this race in April to really give voice to the forgotten people of our country.” […]

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Bernie Sanders returns to Iowa City on Friday for a rally on the Ped Mall

Sen. Bernie Sanders will hold a rally on the Ped Mall Friday evening, as the final stop on his two-day “End Corporate Greed” tour through Iowa. It will be Sanders’ first appearance in Iowa City, since his heart attack earlier this month. The tour is intended to highlight the Vermont senator’s new “Corporate Accountability and Democracy” plan, which […]

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Christina Bohannan announces run for an Iowa City seat in the Iowa House of Representatives

University of Iowa College of Law professor Christina Bohannan announced on Monday that she is running for the Iowa House of Representatives. Bohannan, a Democrat, is running in Iowa City-based District 85, which is currently represented by Vicki Lensing, a fellow Democrat. “I am running for the Iowa House of Representatives, because over […]

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Johnson County Democrats’ Fall BBQ Fundraiser to have lots of food, two (or possibly three) candidates for Congress and one presidential hopeful (Updated)

The Johnson County Democratic Party will hold its annual Fall BBQ Fundraiser on Sunday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. State Sen. Kevin Kinney of Oxford will be handling the grill, and Johnson County Supervisor Royceann Porter is making the sides. Food will be plentiful, but somewhat surprisingly, presidential candidates won’t be. […]

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