A few presidential candidates, temporarily freed from the indictment of the Senate, posed a blasphemy on Saturday before the caucuses kicked off the battle for the Democratic nomination.
Sens. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders from Vermont, and Amy Klobuchar from Minnesota arranged Saturday’s town halls, marches and concerts around Iowa to inspire their supporters to take the final path of the caucus.
Both will join former vice president Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who are not in the Senate and have spent much of their time in Iowa over the past week.
The eruption of the campaign comes when the Democratic candidacy contest enters a crucial — and potentially explosive — process. A poll published on Saturday by the New York Times / Siena College showed Sanders with a slight edge over the others, but the race remained competitive.
Several other polls showed that Biden, Buttigieg and Warren remained in the lead.
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The stand-ins are not the best way to keep up or win votes, but they see the campaigns as the best way to maximize their influence in a nominating contest that could close the narrowest gap in Iowa and other early states.
Like some of his colleagues, Biden is not tied to the Senate, but nevertheless has to endure the court. The allegations of House Democrats that Trump abused his power and obstructed Congress stem from the president’s pressure on Ukrainian officials to investigate Biden’s foreign policy duties as Vice President in Ukraine and the personal business connections with his son Hunter there.
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Trump’s defense team started defending the President on Saturday, and some Republicans would concentrate on Biden more than the President.
Biden planned to return to Iowa on Saturday evening, following a brief trip to New Hampshire, which is the Second State to vote in the Democratic nomination process.
He started the day by announcing a US endorsement. Rep. Cindy Axne, who joined Abby Finkenauer, her Iowa fellow Congresswoman in support of Biden.
Prior to his coming to Iowa, Sanders sent the progressive icon and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to the state in New York. She spoke to hundreds of Sanders supporters in one of his field offices in a mall before leaving for the Cedar Rapids canvass. On a bright yet cold Saturday, despite snow drifts that battered along plowed roads and melting ice, she vowed to wear her “Green New Deal” baseball cape.
“We’re here to make a long lasting revolution,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
In Nevada Sanders ‘ wife Jane and actor Danny Glover campaigned for him, hosting the third nominating contest. In the early voting states, Jane Sanders expected a solid demonstration.
“I think we’re going to win Iowa,” she told about 40 volunteers and staff. “We’re going to win New Hampshire, I guess. And then I think it’s up to you if we’re winning Nevada. Warren has Julian Castro, former Housing Secretary of the Obama administration and unsuccessful presidential candidate in 2020, in Nevada. The liberal star of the house freshman class such as Ocasio-Cortez is in South Carolina. U.S. representative Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.
Around midday EST Saturday, the Senate substituted the presidential candidates for a late-afternoon and evening race in Iowa.
The D-Column Sen. Michael Bennet went to New Hampshire.
Based on how many more days the court will last this week, the weekend is crucial for them.
Warren’s Saturday campaign hit prospective donors directly in anticipation of a “major January fundraising deadline.” Lack of financial goals, the campaign wrote, and “we risk having our advertising strategy scale back during the critical period in which we have been elected.”