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Steyer makes a final pitch in Coralville the day before the Iowa caucuses

Businessman and democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer speaks during a campaign rally at Backpocket Brewery in Coralville on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. The Iowa Caucuses will be held on Feb. 3.

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

February 2, 2020

First-year student Sydnie Franklin came to see presidential hopeful and billionaire Tom Steyer at Backpocket Brewery in Coralville, hoping to hear a signature line from his television and digital advertising — “Donald Trump is a fraud and a failure.” On an unusually warm Superbowl Sunday, the doors t...

Buttigieg pitches winning a coalition before Iowa caucuses

Buttigieg pitches winning a coalition before Iowa caucuses

Caleb McCullough, Politics Reporter

February 2, 2020

In a final Iowa campaign push, presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg hammered on a message of compromise and stressed his ability to win over independents and disaffected Republicans on Sunday.  About 900 people gathered in a gym at Northwest Junior High School in Coralville nearly 30 hours befor...

Joe Biden says he’s not concerned about support from young caucusgoers in an interview with The Daily Iowan

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during 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.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

February 1, 2020

As Joe Biden makes his final swings through the state two days before the Iowa caucuses, he said he’s not concerned about his appeal to young and first-time caucusgoers and defended his record on advocating for women's rights in an interview with The Daily Iowan.  “[President Trump] is a man...

John Delaney drops presidential bid days before Iowa caucuses

Former U.S Rep John Delaney speaks during the first annual Finkenauer fish fry at Hawkeye Downs on Saturday, November 2, 2019.  U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer hosted eight presidential candidates for a fish fry focused on jobs and infrastructure.

Sarah Watson, Managing Editor

January 31, 2020

Presidential contender and former U.S. Representative from Maryland John Delaney announced he would withdraw from the Democratic-nomination race just days before the Iowa caucuses. He began his campaign in 2017 and heavily focused on Iowa, making stops in all 99 counties before any other candidate. The...

Hundreds left outside of President Trump’s rally in Des Moines days before Iowa caucuses

Normal Lettington, a U.S. Army veteran sits in a wheelchair outside of the VIP entrance outside of a rally for President Donald Trump at the Knapp Center on Thursday, January 30, 2020. Lettington is diagnosed with Alzheimer's and has a few months left of life. Currently being treated in the veteran's unit in the hospital, he cannot make most trips out to the public. Lettington made traveled to the event in hope of seeing President Trump in person.

Sarah Watson, Managing Editor

January 30, 2020

DES MOINES — Norman Lettington, a Navy veteran, sat in a wheelchair outside the handicap accessible entrance of a President Trump rally set in Des Moines. He reserved his ticket online, and waited with his wife outside the Knapp Center at Drake University in 20-degree weather, but security never...

Despite tight budgets, UI students chip in to support 2020 bids

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Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

January 29, 2020

When U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the beginning of an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, first-year University of Iowa student Jack Bryson felt it was a critical moment for Trump’s campaign. Bryson, president of Hawks for Trump, decided to donate $5 to Trump for the first...

Buttigieg tells Iowans to consider the Midwestern candidate a week before the caucuses

Buttigieg tells Iowans to consider the Midwestern candidate a week before the caucuses

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

January 27, 2020

With six days left until the Iowa caucuses, 2020 hopeful Pete Buttigieg told Iowans in North Liberty that as they’re making their final decisions before Feb. 3, they should consider the Midwestern candidate who lives in a middle-class neighborhood. “Wouldn’t it be a good idea to go up against t...

Jonathan Van Ness brings star power to Iowa for Elizabeth Warren

Hairstylist and reality TV Star Jonathan Van Ness introduces Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at NewBo Market in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, Jan. 26. Van Ness endorsed Warren and spoke about her platform issues such as health care and discrimination.

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

January 26, 2020

Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness drew hundreds of people out while campaigning for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sunday afternoon — though many students said they are still not sure which candidate they are supporting a week before the caucus. Van Ness spoke to a student-heavy audience in Io...

Late Friday night, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rallies several hundred people for Bernie Sanders in Iowa City

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. speaks to the audience during a campaign event for Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. on Friday, January 24, 2020. Although Sanders could not attend the event, Ocasio-Cortez spoke in his place. The Iowa caucuses, just under two weeks away, will take place on February 3.

Caleb McCullough, Politics Reporter

January 25, 2020

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said radical change is necessary to adapt to issues such as wealth inequality and climate change while campaigning in Iowa for presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. The U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Trump kept Sanders in Washington ...

Anita Hill calls on 2020 candidates to address sexual assault during University of Iowa stop

Professor Anita Hill gives a speech on sexual harassment on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

January 23, 2020

Professor Anita Hill promised herself she would speak about sexual assault for at least two years after her 1991 testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, hoping she would see government action on the issue by the end of that time. Nearly 30 years later, Hill called on 2020 presidential hopef...