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Meet Pete Buttigieg’s silent protesters

“For me, it was a question of what are effective means of getting information out, in a way that helps and doesn’t cause harm,” said 23-year-old Hilah Kohen when asked about the protest at Pete Buttigieg’s town hall in Coralville on Sunday, Dec. 6. That day, as Buttigieg began to speak in front of a crowd of approximately 2,000 at the Marriott Convention Center, Kohen, Stephon Berry and Owen Stiles […]

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Pete Buttigieg was greeted by a huge crowd, an endorsement and protesters in Coralville

A little more than a minute into Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s campaign rally in Coralville on Sunday, things took an unexpected turn. But before that, everything had gone according to expectations. At every stop on his latest Iowa campaign swing, the South Bend mayor, who finished at the top of the crowded field of 2020 Democratic candidates […]

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Sen. Cory Booker visits the Center for Workers Justice, joined by Rosario Dawson, local leaders

Sen. Cory Booker repeatedly talked about love and its political importance during a campaign stop at the Center for Workers Justice of Eastern Iowa (CWJ) on Saturday morning. “Love is not sentimentality, it’s not kumbaya,” Booker explained. “Love says that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Love says that we welcome the stranger.” […]

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Sen. Kamala Harris drops out of the 2020 race

Sen. Kamala Harris announced on Tuesday afternoon she is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race. “I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life,” the California Democrat said in a statement about suspending her campaign, posted on Medium. […]

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Joe Sestak and Steve Bullock drop out of the 2020 race, bringing the number of candidates to a seven-month low

Two-for-one deals are common on Cyber Monday, so it’s appropriate that this week should start with two bottom-tier candidates quitting the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Joe Sestak, a retired admiral and two-term congressman from Pennsylvania (2007-2011), announced on Sunday afternoon. […]

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Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York and one of the wealthiest people in the world, announces he’s running for president

Michael Bloomberg announced on Sunday he is running for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. The former three-term mayor of New York City has an estimated wealth of approximately $53 billion, making him the second billionaire seeking the Democratic nomination in this election cycle. […]

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Following a shaky performance in the latest Democratic debate, Joe Biden announces major Iowa campaign tour

Just hours after Joe Biden’s stumbling, and occasionally confused, performance in the 2020 Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday night, his campaign announced an 18-county tour of Iowa. The former vice president’s “No Malarkey” tour will start in Council Bluff on Nov. 30, and conclude with an appearance in Cedar Rapids on Dec. 7. […]

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Deval Patrick, the latest Democrat to launch a presidential campaign, will be in Cedar Rapids on Monday

Deval Patrick, the former two-term governor of Massachusetts and the most recent Democrat to announce a run for president, will visit Cedar Rapids on Monday as part of his first trip to Iowa. Patrick will join state Sen. Rob Hogg, for what the senator is calling “a ‘climate and flood resilience’ walking tour.” […]

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Deval Patrick announces presidential bid, bringing the number of Democrats in the race back to 18

Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, announced on Thursday morning he is running for president. This brings the number of Democrats seeking their party’s nomination back to 18. (It had dropped to 17 when Beto O’Rourke finally realized he stood no chance of winning and quit the race no Nov. 1.) […]

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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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