Pence campaigns in Iowa for Trump

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January 30, 2020: Mike Pence is campaigning in Iowa on behalf of Donald Trump. TIME profiled Joe Biden for its Feb. 10 cover story. blank    blankblank   

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Daily Presidential News Briefing, State Spotlight - Iowa

Notable Quote of the Day

“Everybody’s playing nice up until Iowa because they want to stay everyone’s second choice.”

– Mike Nellis, Democratic consultant


  • Michael Bennet discussed the impeachment process in an interview on MSNBC.

  • Rep. Brad Schneider endorsed Joe Biden on Wednesday. TIME profiled Biden for its Feb. 10 cover story.

  • Michael Bloomberg released his Super Bowl ad, which is focused on gun violence, on Thursday. Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser endorsed Bloomberg.

  • Pete Buttigieg is continuing his tour of Iowa with town halls in Decorah, Independence, Marshalltown, and Ankeny on Thursday.

  • John Delaney will continue to campaign in Iowa on Friday with stops in Council Bluffs and Des Moines.

  • Tulsi Gabbard is holding a town hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Thursday.

  • The Associated Press reported on Amy Klobuchar’s handling of a 2002 murder case, leading several racial justice organizations, including the Minneapolis NAACP and Black Lives Matter Twin Cities, to request she suspend her campaign.

  • Deval Patrick will speak about foreign policy at the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire.

  • Bernie Sanders introduced the Preventing Future American Sickness Act on Wednesday to designate certain chemicals as hazardous substances and ban their use in food packaging.

  • Tom Steyer is holding town halls throughout Iowa on Thursday.

  • Elizabeth Warren issued a policy plan to combat disinformation on Wednesday. Her proposal includes tech companies labeling content created or promoted by state-controlled organizations and banning accounts that knowingly spread false information about voting.

  • Andrew Yang is holding Iowa town halls in Washington, Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, and Waterloo on Thursday.


  • Mike Pence will campaign in Iowa on behalf of Donald Trump, hosting events with evangelicals and veterans on Thursday.

  • Joe Walsh campaigned in Iowa on Wednesday, holding an event in Davenport.

Flashback: January 30, 2016

The New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton and John Kasich.blank

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