Senator Bernie Sanders is due to head to Iowa this month to campaign with a former presidential campaign aide who is currently running for Congress.
Sanders will spearhead an event in Des Moines on Feb. 23 for Iowa’s 3rd District Democratic candidate Pete D’Alessandro, who severed as his adviser during the Iowa Caucus back in 2016.
“Bernie knows that we need bold, progressive leaders in Congress if we’re going to change the direction of our country,” D’Alessandro claimed in a recent statement to The Des Moines Register.
“That’s why I’m proudly supporting Medicare for All, a $15/hour living wage, and free college tuition for those who work hard. We can take our country back and continue the movement Bernie started here in 2016,” he added.
The visit stands as Sanders’s first trip to Iowa this year and will likely reignite speculation of a potential 2020 presidential run.
Sanders narrowly lost the state’s caucus to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton back in 2016.
He is among a large group of potential Democratic candidates to rise up against President Trump, including former Vice President Joe Biden, former Virginia Govenor Terry McAuliffe, and Senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren.
President Donald Trump’s approval rating among women have just plummeted to 29 percent, according to a new Washington Post-ABC poll. The president’s approval rating among white women, who once voted him in by the thousands, has dropped off considerably. 22 percent of white women who don’t currently posses college degrees (the group of which Trump performed best) claim that Trump’s actions “have mainly hurt them and their family.”
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