Iowa Campaign Events | Speeches, Interviews, Town Halls
Protesters gather outside Iowa's State Capitol for the 2018 Women's March.By: Phil Roeder
Bernie Sanders participated in a Veterans Day town hall Des Moines, Iowa where he fielded questions from veterans and senior citizens for ninety minutes. Sanders was asked about his proposals meant to help veterans and spent a lot of time explaining why he thought he was best suited to be the Democratic candidate in the 2020 election.
Elizabeth Warren held a town hall meeting in Grinnell, Iowa less than 100 days before the first-in-the-nation Presidential caucus is held in early 2020. Warren fielded questions from the audience on a range of issues important to her campaign with a focus on her recently unveiled Medicare for All proposal.
Pete Buttigieg spoke with the cast of "Morning Joe" via satellite from Clear Lake, Iowa where he discussed his views on Senator Elizabeth Warren's recently released "Medicare for All" proposal, his proposals meant to revitalize African-American communities throughout the country, and why he believes he's a better candidate than former Vice President Joe Biden. Buttigieg also said that there's "no question" Trump should be removed from office due to committing high crimes and misdemeanors.
Pete Buttigieg sat down for an interview with CNN's New Day via satellite after a top House Democrat and member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Representative Jim Clyburn, suggested that many older African-American voters take issue with his being openly gay. To be clear, Clyburn is African-American himself and was not condoning his constituents beliefs, but was instead expressing the realities of many older African-Americans conservative social values. Buttigieg thanked Clyburn for his service to the country before insisting that he thinks his policy proposals will "surpass generational beliefs."
Joe Biden spoke at a rally in Davenport, Iowa where he spent much of the time hammering Donald Trump over his continued personal attacks and conspiracy theories against him and his son, Hunter Biden. Biden also hammered Trump over his decision to abandon the Kurds, a longtime US ally in northern Syria, claiming that it proves that Trump is a "complete failure." The speech was one of Biden's most forceful rebukes of Trump to date.
Bernie Sanders spoke at a campaign rally titled "Bernie Beats Trump" in Clinton, Iowa, an area of the state dubbed "Obama-Trump" counties. Sanders made a direct appeal to those voters, encouraging them to swing back to the Democratic side and to vote for him by insisting that he is on their side.