Iowa Votes 2020: Your Voice, Your Decision, Undecided Iowans Question Presidential Candidate on Channel 13
DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowans have plenty of choices in the upcoming presidential race. They will choose from 24 Democrats who want the chance to take on President Donald Trump, a Republican, in the 2020 election.
Undecided Iowans will get the chance Wednesday to question one of those presidential candidates in person. Montana Governor Steve Bullock, a Democrat in his second term in office, will join Channel 13 Political Director Dave Price live at 4 p.m. Bullock will take questions from the undecided Iowans gathered before him, as well as those who send questions ahead of time.
The one-hour special, “Iowa Votes 2020: Your Voice, Your Decision,” takes place just four hours before 10 other Democratic presidential candidates gather in Miami for the first national debate. Bullock, one of the last candidates to officially announce his candidacy, did not meet the Democratic National Committee’s criteria to take part in the debate. The other 10 candidates who did meet the DNC criteria will debate on Thursday night.
“Iowa Votes 2020: Your Voice, Your Decision” airs Wednesday, June 26th, from 4-5 p.m. on Channel 13 and will stream live on http://www.iowa.media
Here’s Bullock explaining what kind of voter wanted a Democrat like himself to be governor in the 2016 and wanted a Republican like Trump to become president, plus he talks about his plans to make college more affordable without having taxpayers pick up the entire tab for tuition like several other presidential candidates have proposed.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Several Democratic presidential candidates are continuing their weekend visits to Iowa this Monday.
Montana governor Steve Bullock started his day with a meet and greet in Jefferson. Supporters introduced him saying Montana is 18 hours away but has similarities to Iowa including its rural landscape.
Bullock talked about the economy, environmental regulations, and the political divide.
“So that’s why we got to beat Donald Trump, but we also have to make sure we figure out a way to get our economy and democracy working for all of us, and I think that’s why in part why there is such great enthusiasm…not just here, but all across the state and all across the country,” Bullock said.
Beto O’Rourke also remained in Iowa Monday. During a town hall in Clinton, people crowded into a classroom to hear the former congressman from Texas speak.
O’Rourke brought his wife Amy along to speak, she said Iowa looked nothing like she imagined but called it beautiful.
O’Rourke talked about the concerns he’s hearing at Iowa events including mental health, the environment, education, and the future generation.
“Looking into Amy’s eyes and thinking about our three kids, I don’t want to face their judgment, instead I want them to be proud of the people of 2019 and 2020. At this moment that our democracy was so badly damaged, this country so highly polarized and divided, we decided we’re going to bring every person into the solution,” said O’Rourke.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren was also on the eastern side of the state Monday morning. She toured an ethanol facility in Dyersville.
IOWA — The two newest contenders in the Democratic presidential race were both in Iowa Friday.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his candidacy just on Thursday and touched down in Iowa Friday morning.
After visiting eastern Iowa to start the day, de Blasio held a private meeting with Iowans to discuss mental health issues in the state. De Blasio said he will run on his record, which he said proves he is focused on workers.
“In New York we’ve shown that the government can do something very different to be on the side of working people. We’ve done pre-k for all, we’ve done paid sick days, we’re doing guaranteed health care, including mental health care, and these changes are happening now for everyday people,” said de Blasio.
De Blasio promised he won’t be “Mr. Nice Guy” on the campaign trail and plans to be “blunt” about the nation’s problems and fixing them.
De Blasio’s announcement and arrival in Iowa overshadowed another new candidate’s first Iowa trip.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is wrapping up a two-day campaign trip in Iowa. Friday morning he made a stop in Newton alongside Attorney General Tom Miller who has already endorsed Bullock.
Bullock told a small crowd he isn’t going to be deterred by the size of the field of candidates he is facing.
“We need to be able to reach out and talk to people where they are about what it means to have a fair shot at a better future and I fundamentally believe we can do that. Now, I get I’m the 37th candidate in the race. Oh only 23? Thank you. Sometimes it gets confusing,” said Bullock.
Iowa Democrats will begin narrowing that field in 262 days.
DES MOINES, Iowa – Another Democrat is joining the race for president and they’ll soon be headed to Iowa to begin campaigning.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday in an online video he is running for president. He joins a crowded field of challengers hoping to unseat President Donald Trump in 2020. Bullock is the 22nd Democrat to announce their candidacy for president.
Bullock is a former attorney general for Montana and was elected the state’s governor in 2012. His re-election in 2016, in a state that President Trump won by more than 20%, offers a unique background for his campaign.
“As a Democrat governor of a state Donald Trump won by 20 points, I don’t have the luxury of just talking to people who agree with me,” said Bullock in his campaign announcement video.
Bullock will make an official announcement Tuesday afternoon at the high school he graduated from in Helena, Montana.
He’ll travel to Iowa Thursday and hold his first campaign event in Des Moines at Confluence Brewing Company at 6:30 p.m.
Campaign stops across Iowa are planned through Saturday with events in Newton, Tama, Independence, Dubuque, Maquoketa, Clinton, and Davenport.