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John Delaney, who started running for president in 2017, drops out of the 2020 race

John Delaney announced on Friday morning he’s dropping out of the 2020 presidential race. After campaigning for 917 days, visiting all 99 counties in Iowa and airing the first 2020 campaign commercial in Iowa, Delaney was still facing the sort of questions no candidate wants asked just 72 hours before caucus day — questions like, “Who are […]

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The strange case of John Delaney

Presidential candidate John Delaney can’t win. Literally. Also, metaphorically. The first part should be obvious. Delaney stands no chance of winning the Iowa Caucus. Or finishing second. Or third. He won’t win a caucus or primary in any state. But the conventions of American political journalism prevent reporters from acknowledging certain […]

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This weekend’s Iowa Caucus events: meet-and-greets, a town hall, a forum and a past caucus winner returns to Iowa

The biggest caucus news right now is who won’t be in Iowa this weekend — Sen. Kamala Harris, who ended her campaign earlier this week — but there will still be plenty of candidates in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A former first-place finisher in the Iowa caucus returns to the state on behalf of a current candidate.
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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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John Delaney, who’s been running for president since 2017, returns to Iowa City for a book signing

Former Maryland Congressman and current presidential candidate John Delaney will be signing his book, The Right Answer, at High Ground Cafe on Thursday. Delaney, the first 2020 Democratic to declare his candidacy, had already been running for nine months when his book was published in May 2018. […]

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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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Footnotes on the 2020 Caucus: LV watches the first night of #DemDebates

There were 10 candidates on the stage of the Arsht Center in Miami on Wednesday night, making it the largest debate in a Democratic presidential primary. At least, until Thursday night, when another 10 candidates will take the stage. Members of the Little Village staff decided to watch the debate “together,” via our office Slack. […]

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John Delaney: ‘We need to become the party of ideas’

John Delaney took the stage at the Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame celebration to sound of Johnny Cash singing “I’ve been everywhere.” “I have been everywhere,” the former Maryland congressman said. It wasn’t an idle boast. Delaney has visited all 99 counties in Iowa, since he started his run for president almost two years ago. […]

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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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Sen. Cory Booker will meet with voters in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday

Sen. Cory Booker will be in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday morning, for a “meet and greet” with local Democrats. According to the Linn County Democratic Party, the event is supposed to draw attention local Democratic candidates, but it’s likely that many of the people Booker meets and greets will want to talk about Brett Kavanaugh. […]

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The first commercial for a 2020 presidential candidate has aired in Iowa

It’s still two years until caucus night in Iowa determines who is the frontrunner in the 2020 presidential election, but the first campaign commercial has already aired in the state. “Dirty Word,” a commercial for a largely unknown Democratic congressman with presidential ambitions, John Delaney, ran on local NBC affiliates during the Super Bowl, and will continue to air this month, according to the Delaney campaign. […]

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