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Joe Biden rallies Iowa Democrats 100 days out from general election

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Iowa Democratic 2020 Hall of Fame Celebration on Sunday, July 26, 2020. (Hannah Kinson/The Daily Iowan)

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

July 26, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden was one of a few Democratic presidential hopefuls not to speak at last year’s packed Hall of Fame Celebration, which drew 19 of the party’s nearly two dozen candidates. This year, he headlined the event as the party’s presumptive presidential nominee. The Iowa Democratic Party’s summer f...

Progressives in Iowa are disappointed by Biden’s nomination – but most still plan to vote for him

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with audience members following a campaign event in North Liberty on Saturday, February 1, 2020. With the Iowa Caucuses happening in two days, former Vice President Biden stopped to give a last minute pitch to Iowa voters. (Wyatt Dlouhy/The Daily Iowan)

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

May 5, 2020

Iowans who caucused in February for younger or more progressive candidates are grappling with the reality of Joe Biden’s status as the Democratic nominee, but a handful The Daily Iowan spoke with said they plan to vote for him. The DI spoke with voters and former caucusgoers from a variety of age r...

County conventions move to absentee format

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden wave during the watch party for Former Vice President Joe Biden at the Olmstead Center at Drake University on Monday, February 3, 2020. Hundreds of people attended the event to hear Biden speak on the results of the caucus.

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

April 14, 2020

As rules around social distancing make hosting crowded conventions impossible, Iowa’s Democrats are choosing who will represent the party at the Democratic National Convention through an absentee voting process. The Democratic County Conventions, originally scheduled for March 21, were first...

Iowa City supporters hopeful for progressive movement after Bernie Sanders exits race

during the Iowa City Climate Rally at the Graduate hotel on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Sanders discussed his climate policies, the impact of climate change, the Green New Deal, and the dangers of climate inaction in the government.

Caleb McCullough, Assistant Politics Editor

April 8, 2020

Iowa City supporters are reflecting on Bernie Sanders’ progressive presidential campaign after the Vermont senator exited the Democratic field on Wednesday. Sanders’ exit comes after a global pandemic forced him to forgo campaign rallies and after losing momentum in primaries since Super Tue...

Bernie Sanders exits presidential race, leaves Joe Biden as the presumptive nominee

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the Iowa City Climate Rally at The Graduate hotel on Sunday, January 12, 2020.

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

April 8, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-V.T., ended his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday, leaving former Vice President Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic nominee.  In a live streamed address on Wednesday, Sanders thanked his supporters, saying the movement behind his campaig...

Rep. Dave Loebsack endorses Joe Biden, joining Iowa’s two other Democratic members of Congress

Congressman Dave Loebsack (Iowa-2) speaks during the Progress Iowa Corn Feed in Bondurant Iowa on Sunday, Sep. 16, 2018. The event featured a variety of local and national democratic politicians who spoke on how Democrats can work together leading up to the midterm elections.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

March 12, 2020

Rep. Dave Loebsack endorsed Joe Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, joining the other two Democratic members of Iowa's congressional delegation. Iowa Congresswomen Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer both endorsed Biden in January. Loebsack said in a press release that President...

Johnson County was the sole Iowa county Elizabeth Warren won. Her supporters there react to her dropped 2020 bid.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

March 5, 2020

University of Iowa fifth-year student Cesar Perez described the end of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign as heartbreaking and infuriating, saying she was the Democratic candidate with the most detailed policies. “Literally what people have to understand is people picke...

Elizabeth Warren ends White House bid

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks to an audience at NewBo Market in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Warren encouraged attendees to support her nomination at the upcoming Iowa caucuses.

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

March 5, 2020

Massachusets Senator Elizabeth Warren is ending her presidential campaign after failing to place first in any of the 14 Super Tuesday states.  Warren, who was once a high-polling candidate in the race, finished in third place in the Iowa caucuses, only winning the most delegates in Johnson Count...

Joe Biden gains momentum in Super Tuesday states, Sanders projected to win California

Democratic Presidential hopeful Joe Biden takes the stage with his wife, Jill, and sister, Valerie, right, during a campaign rally at the Baldwin Hills Recreation Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

March 4, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden garnered the broadest coalition of support on Super Tuesday, securing the popular vote in eight primary states at the time of print deadline, giving him momentum after a low turnout in some of the early-voting states, including a 15 percent-support finish in Iowa....

Minnesotans transition from caucus to primary, debate if Iowa should still go first

One voter participates in the Minnesota Democratic Primary at the Minneapolis Central Library polling center on Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2020.

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

March 4, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS — This year’s Iowa caucuses didn’t go well, Minnesota voters The Daily Iowan interviewed largely concluded. The Super Tuesday state transitioned from a caucus to a primary this year, and after Iowa’s three-week razor-thin result saga, some Minnesota voters expressed relief that th...

Bernie Sanders wins in Vermont, loses momentum in swing states on Super Tuesday

Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. walks on stage during a rally in Essex Junction, Vermont on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

Caleb McCullough, Politics Reporter

March 4, 2020

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Working off of momentum from early-voting states, including Iowa, Bernie Sanders won a majority of delegates in his home state of Vermont on Tuesday, pulling in 51 percent of the vote. “I want to once again thank the great state of Vermont and all of the people in this state...

Joe Biden wins Minnesota primary after endorsement by home-state Senator Amy Klobuchar

Voters line up outside the polling location at Westminster Presbyterian Church for the Democratic Primaries in Minneapolis, MN on Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2020.

Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor

March 4, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Vice President Joe Biden won the Minnesota Democratic primary election on Super Tuesday, just a day after Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., dropped out of the race and endorsed him. Biden won 38.4 percent of the vote in Minnesota with 85 percent precincts reporting by press time, while Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. won 30.2 percent ...