Iowa is getting stampeded by 2020 Democrats hoping to woo its voters. Except for Joe Biden-the party’s leading contender-who plans to visit the state after his rivals are finished fighting for his polling scraps. Candidates overwhelming (or underwhelming in many cases) Iowans over the weekend included Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, Corey Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, John Delaney, and John Hickenlooper, among others. With days left before the debate season kicks off, we’re itching to watch the circle firing squad begin. As of now, our money is on Dirty Uncle Joe, the grab-master of the circus.
Here’s more from Yahoo News…
A small crowd clustered around Beto O’Rourke in Des Moines on Saturday, after the presidential hopeful ran a 5K as part of the city’s LGBT Pride celebrations. Terry Eason, who’d just completed the race, turned to a friend and asked, “It’s Beto, Beto O’Rourke, is that right?”
“I wasn’t sure who he was, because there are so many of them,” said Eason, a retired teacher from nearby Waukee, Iowa.
Iowa, the first-in-the nation caucus state, is hosting 19 presidential hopefuls this weekend for its annual Hall of Fame celebration, a fundraiser for the state Democratic Party in Cedar Rapids on Sunday.