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High-profile endorsers to descend on Iowa City and Cedar Rapids this week, including AOC and Jonathan Van Ness

Senators, including four 2020 presidential candidates*, are sitting as jurors in the impeachment of President Trump, but campaigning in Iowa continues. All this week’s event are free and open to the public. On Tuesday evening, Pete Buttigieg, will hold a town hall in Cedar Rapids with Rep. Dave Loebsack, who endorsed the former mayor of South Bend earlier this month. The two-hour event at the Armory of the Veterans Memorial Building is […]

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Dave Loebsack endorses Pete Buttigieg

Rep. Dave Loebsack endorsed Pete Buttigieg for president on Sunday. “Pete offers a new kind of leadership that we desperately need –– he’s a midwestern mayor, a veteran, and is from a new generation,” Loebsack said in a written statement issued by the Buttigieg campaign […]

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Bernie Sanders finishes first in the latest Iowa Poll

Sen. Bernie Sanders leads the other Democratic candidates in the upcoming Iowa Caucus, according to the Iowa Poll published on Friday evening. The Vermont senator was the choice of 20 percent of poll respondents. Sen. Elizabeth Warren was in second place with 17 percent, followed by Pete Buttigieg — who finished first in the last Iowa Poll, […]

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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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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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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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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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‘Anyway, my time is up’: LV watches night two of #DemDebates

Another night, another ten Democratic presidential candidates, another televised debate. The setting was the same (the Arsht Center in Miami), the moderators were the same (a five-person parade of NBC and MSNBC on-air personalities) and for Little Village, the Slack channel was the same. […]

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Pete Buttigieg: ‘God does not belong to any political party’

During his first campaign appearance in Iowa City at The Airliner in March, Pete Buttigieg felt the need to address “the question of why a 37-year-old mayor thinks he has any business being in a discussion about the highest office in the land,” as he phrased it. But the time the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, spoke at the Iowa Democratic Hall of Fame celebration on June 9, no one was asking if Buttigieg had any business being there. […]

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Pete Buttigieg to return to Iowa City Saturday

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend Indiana and 2020 presidential candidate, will make a second campaign stop in Iowa City Saturday, May 18. Buttigieg will hold a meet-and-greet at Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon (Walleye Dr SE, Iowa City) beginning at 12:30 p.m. […]

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