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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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Republican Mark Sanford, challenging Trump for the 2020 nomination, is holding a meet-and-greet at the Coralville Farmers Market

Mark Sanford, one of the three Republicans challenging Donald Trump for their party’s 2020 presidential nomination, will hold a meet-and-greet at the Coralville Farmers Market on Monday at 5:30 p.m. Sanford, a former Trump supporter who concedes he stands almost no chance of defeating the president, is best known for disappearing for […]

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Sen. Kamala Harris is ‘fucking moving to Iowa’ in an effort to finish in the top three in the Iowa Caucus

Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris stressed the importance of electing a leader who will help unify the country and said it’s “time to turn the page on the current administration.” “The greatest fights we face in terms of challenges are not each other, and we must invest in the strength of our nation, understanding the commonalities […]

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And then there were 19: Mayor Bill de Blasio quits the 2020 presidential race

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped out of the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Friday morning. The mayor made his announcement on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “I feel like I’ve contributed all I can to this primary election,” de Blasio told the show’s hosts. “And it’s clearly not my time.” […]

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This week’s Iowa Caucus campaign events: four town halls, one meet-and-greet, one tour and 10 candidates at an LGBTQ forum

Ten of the 2020 Democratic candidates for president will be in Cedar Rapids on Friday for a forum on LGBTQ issues sponsored by One Iowa, GLAAD, The Advocate and the Gazette. But that’s far from the only political event to be held in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area this week. […]

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Bernie Sanders looks forward to ‘the enormous amount of joy’ that will come with defeating Trump, the 1 percent

Despite overcast skies and a few moments of minor drizzle, more than 400 people patiently waited in line to be checked by security at Sen. Bernie Sanders’ late Sunday afternoon rally on the Pentacrest. It was his second campaign stop of the day on the senator’s 2020 College Campus Tailgate Tour. The tour is making stops at each of […]

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Mark Sanford, a Republican best known for an extramarital affair, announces a primary challenge against Trump

Former South Carolina congressman Mark Sanford announced on Sunday he is running for the Republican nomination for president. Sanford, who also served two terms as governor of South Carolina, declared his candidacy on Fox News Sunday. The announcement came one day after the South Carolina Republican Party voted to eliminate […]

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of the Democratic presidential race, leaving only 20 2020 candidates

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ended her presidential campaign on Thursday. With Gillibrand’s exit, the field of candidates for the Democratic Party presidential nomination has shrunk to 20. “I know this isn’t the result we wanted. We wanted to win this race,” […]

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Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh, a former Trump supporter with a history of racist statements, is running for president

Republican Joe Walsh announced on Sunday that he is running for president. The former one-term congressman from Illinois, who is now a radio talk show host, said on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos he’s running because President Trump is “nuts, he’s erratic, he’s cruel, he stokes bigotry.” Walsh had been a supporter of Trump, […]

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Four months into his campaign, Seth Moulton has dropped out of the 2020 presidential race

In a move that will surprise few who have followed his campaign, Seth Moulton dropped out of the race for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination on Friday. Others, however, may be surprised to learn someone named Seth Moulton was running for president. […]

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Bernie Sanders brings ice cream, Susan Sarandon to West Branch, followed by a near-canceled scrimmage at the ‘Field of Dreams’

Less than a mile from the birthplace of conservative icon Herbert Hoover, the only Iowan ever elected president, more than 300 people gathered to hear Bernie Sanders, the only presidential candidate who identifies as a Democratic Socialist. […]

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Jay Inslee, climate change opponent and the only Democrat backed by a super PAC, drops out of the 2020 presidential race

Jay Inslee, whose presidential campaign was almost entirely focused on fighting climate change, dropped out of the race for the Democratic Party’s nomination on Wednesday night. The Washington governor made his announcement on Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show. […]

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