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‘People are ready for a new generation of leadership’: 2020 presidential Julián Castro on his path to politics, immigration reform and more

Julián Castro was candid about his place in the large field of candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination during his live Political Party Live’s podcast interview at The Mill Sunday. The former mayor of San Antonio, Texas, who also served as secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama administration, is still slowly […]

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Kamala Harris in Iowa City: ‘Our fight is born out of what we know can be, unburdened by what has been’

What wasn’t said at Sen. Kamala Harris’ town hall-style campaign event at the Iowa Memorial Union on Wednesday night was almost as interesting as what the 2020 presidential candidate did say. She never mentioned Donald Trump’s name or used the word “Republican.” But the California Democrat wasn’t ignoring the impact of Trump’s actions or Republican policies. […]

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Julián Castro, 2020 presidential candidate, will be at The Mill Sunday for a ‘Political Party Live’ interview

Former San Antonio mayor and current presidential candidate Julián Castro will sit down for an interview on the Political Party Live podcast recording live at The Mill on Sunday. Castro is the fourth 2020 Democratic candidate to be interviewed by Political Party Live hosts Stacey Walker and Simeon Talley. […]

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From eating at Hamburg Inn to digging into the issues: Beto O’Rourke makes his first campaign stop in Iowa City

The music that blasted through the second-floor ballroom at the Iowa Memorial Union on Sunday was the first indication Beto O’Rourke was incorporating local color into his first campaign stop in Iowa City since declaring his candidacy last month. Instead of his standard walk-up music, “Clampdown” by The Clash, the former Texas congressman bounded onto […]

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John Delaney brings his 2020 presidential campaign back to Iowa City on Sunday

John Delaney has already set a few records as president candidate. The former Maryland congressman was the first Democratic to file the paperwork with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) officially declaring his candidate on Aug. 1, 2017, which “shattered the mark for the earliest bid in the modern primary era by a non-fringe [non-incumbent] candidate,” according to Smart Politics. […]

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Meet Shayna Jaskolka, the UI student collecting presidential candidate signatures on her jean jacket

At a distance, the Sharpie marks on University of Iowa freshman Shayna Jaskolka’s denim jacket look random. But up close, it becomes obvious they’re autographs. And not random autographs — the signatures belong to six of the 2020 Democratic candidates for president, and Jaskolka is planning to collect more. […]

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After a bit of shopping, Beto O’Rourke discussed his ‘white privilege,’ Senate run, DACA and more in CR

Beto O’Rourke didn’t look like a top contender for the Democratic nomination for president on Friday night, when he was standing in Eduskate Board Shop talking to owner Nate Sherwood. He looked a customer. The two were happily discussing the classic skateboards Sherwood has on display in his NewBo shop, and looking over the planks […]

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Andrew Yang discusses quality of life, fake news prevention and his ‘Freedom Dividend’ in Iowa City

“If you’re in this room,” Andrew Yang said during a combination book signing and campaign stop at Prairie Lights Bookstore on Wednesday afternoon, “it’s quite likely that what you know about me is this: there’s an Asian guy running for president who wants to give everyone $1,000 a month.” “And yeah, those things are true,” […]

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Beto O’Rourke is coming to Cedar Rapids

Beto O’Rourke is coming to Cedar Rapids on Friday, and the former Texas congressman will be a guest on the Political Party Live podcast, hosted by Simeon Talley and Stacey Walker. The podcast will be recorded at the Raygun store in Cedar Rapids at 7 p.m., and the event is free and open to the public, but space will be limited, so people are encouraged to register in advance. […]

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Poll: Iowa Democrats want a candidate who favors the Green New Deal and other strong progressive policies

Iowa Democrats overwhelming favor strong progressive policies, according to a new poll published by the Des Moines Register on Saturday. The Iowa Poll found 91 percent of respondents want a candidate who supports the Green New Deal, with 65 percent preferring a quick implementation of those environmental policies rather than doing it in steps. […]

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‘This is where the political revolution began’: Bernie Sanders returns to Iowa City

“We’re not going to play any of our bummer songs, just the happy ones,” Elizabeth Moen told the large and growing audience in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union on Friday evening, as she and her band performed before the start of the Bernie Sanders rally. “Because it’s a happy night tonight.” The […]

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Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana and 2020 presidential candidate, discusses his qualifications, husband and ‘the freedom to’ in Iowa City

Pete Buttigieg started his remarks at The Airliner on Monday by addressing the most obvious question about his run for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. “I find everywhere I go, people are sometimes — especially here in Iowa — a little too polite to ask the question of why a 37-year-old mayor thinks he […]

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