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Footnotes on the 2020 Caucus: A first-time voter encounters buddy-buddy candidates and rude reporters at the Iowa State Fair

The annual two-week phenomenon that is the Iowa State Fair is well-known for its amply supply of pigs, people, meals on sticks and, once every four years, its parade of presidential candidates. Livestock gets judged in the various barns at the fairgrounds, and candidates get judged at the Des Moines Register’s Political Soapbox […]

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Progress Iowa’s Corn Feed will bring 12 presidential candidates (and corn) to Cedar Rapids

It sometimes seems as if it’s easier to find a Democrat running for president in Iowa than it is to find fresh sweet corn in the state, but both will be plentiful at Progress Iowa’s fifth annual Corn Feed on Sunday. […]

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Amy Klobuchar: ‘My background is a little different from Donald Trump’

“Thank you Iowa Democrats,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar said as she took the stage at the Iowa Democratic Hall of Fame celebration. “I am your senator next door. And I can see Iowa from my porch.” The Minnesota senator was touching on two aspects of her campaign with that opening. […]

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar breaks down her $100 billion mental health services plan and the ‘Iowa caucus way’ of winning elections

Near the beginning of her speech to a packed house at The Mill on Saturday evening, Sen. Amy Klobuchar called herself “an underdog” in the 2020 race for the Democratic nomination for president. “But just so you know, every race I’ve run, I start out as the underdog,” Klobuchar said. “When I ran to be […]

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