As part of an aggressive campaign swing in the last weeks of midnight in 2018, Bernie Sanders returned to the…
As part of an aggressive campaign swing in the last weeks of midnight in 2018, Bernie Sanders returned to the state of Iowa this weekend, which aims to increase a democratic congressional assembly trying to turn the state’s most conservative district into blue.
“It’s nice to be back in Iowa,” Sanders said to a crowd of hundreds of followers gathered in a Sioux City rally for JD Scholten, Democratic candidate in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District Against GOP Rep. Steve King, a conservative provocate and fervent supporter of President Donald Trump who is famous for his hard rhetoric and positions on immigration.
Sanders also ruled the audience with the story of his long shot 201
“When we arrived in Iowa, I think we were as at 3 percent or 5 percent in the votes but then we were given the opportunity to go all over this beautiful state … and at the end of the day, which came from almost nowhere, we ended up binding Clinton Secretary, says Sanders.
Also, speculation that he could build another president’s campaign in 2020, Sanders strongly criticized Trump as a liar who failed to deliver his 2016 campaign ceilings, including by increasing access to health care for all Americans.
“I have to tell you, and it does not make me a pleasure to do it, this time, as Trump said he would do for the American people turned out to be a lie. What he did, in many cases, was the opposite, Sanders said. “Donald Trump ran to president, came to Iowa, came to Vermont, and he said,” I, if I choose, will give healthcare to everyone. “But after he was chosen he worked hard to try to abolish the reasonable care team and throw 32 million Americans, including many people here in Iowa, out of the care they currently have. “
Scholten echoed Sanders healthcare centered message, criticizes the king for his voice to cancel the Affordable Care Act.
“He voted to remove medical care from thousands of Iowans and millions of Americans. And he voted to remove the protection of existing conditions, and then he went to the White House to celebrate it,” Scholten said.
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Woodbury County, in which Sioux City is located, voted for Trump over Clinton by nearly 20 points in the 2016 election, but supporters of Scholten and Sanders say that this year differs from the traditional red area and they say that health care is a major reason for enthusiasm on the democratic side this year.
“I think JD has a chance of killing the king. He is doing a very enthusiastic grassroots action, he has been across the district,” said Al Sturgeon, 62, a lawyer and former state legislature from Sioux Falls, “I think that the No. 1 problem is the king’s lack of response, but secondly, is the health care system, he voted to cancel and not replace and he has never arrived at a plan, so I think that care is a big issue here. “
“If I had to choose a top question, I would say healthcare,” says Ann Lentz, a substitute teacher from Sioux City. “The existing conditions, I am a patient with an existing condition, so it hits me home.”
“I treat the healthcare system a lot because I’m a psychologist and we depend on third party insurance, so that’s what I want it to be is to have a payment system. I think it’s fairest and that’s it most effective of all, “said Jim Snowden, 66, ABC News.
When asked if they would support a president’s bid from Sanders 2020, some voters expressed doubts about the idea.
“I do not know if I would support him. Bernie gives a lot of enthusiasm,” said Sturgeon. “I think the critical issue is his age. He has a lot of spirit, he is the healthiest guy I have” He has ever seen his age, but then he would finish his first term of office, he was over 80 years old. “
“I’m not sure, it depends on who is driving,” Snowden said. “I would like to see him run, but I do not know if I would stop voting for him or not.”
Others were much more keen to express their support for another president driving from the Vermont senator.
“I could definitely [vote for him] he is my favorite candidate all the time,” says Patricia Sutherland, a senior social college leader.
“Oh yes, that’s what I’m hoping for,” said Lentz.
The area is the most Republican in the state, according to statistics from the State Secretary in Iowa and despite its pride in generating controversy, the King has failed to win 60 percent or more of the vote in his district twice during his nearly 16 year congressional career (2006 and 2012).
Subsequently, Donald Trump candidate won the district with more than 27 points in the 2016 election, but Scholten, a first candidate and former professional baseball player, has severely excreted the king in the final campaign of the campaign and claims more than four times $ 151,673 King increased during the third quarter 2018, according to the Federal Elections Commission reports.
FiveThirtyEight counts the race as “Probably Republican”, giving King a 7-in-8 chance to win re-election.
Sander’s swing began in the west western part of the state with a rally in Sioux City, with additional events scheduled in Fort Dodge and Ames, including a social security house and a look at Iowa State University’s homely parade, according to Scholt’s campaign.
King again extended outbreak this week at awarding a candidate for Toronto mayor, Faith Goldy, who appeared on a podcast produced by a neo-Nazi website last year’s White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville , Virginia.
Scholten condemned King’s support for Goldy, writing on Twitter “Yet once again, Steve King spends more time to support very right leaders in other countries than focusing on the needs of the people in our district. “
Des Moines Register Iowa’s biggest newspaper, Scholten supported in his challenge to the king last week, criticizing the Republican operator vigorously.
“This is a non-brainer for any Iowan who has cringed at the age-limited king’s increased obsession with being a cultural provocator,” the registry wrote in the registry: “In his nearly 16 years in congress, the king has gone exactly a proposition as a main sponsor, redirecting a post office. He will not discuss his opponent and rarely holds public city hall. Instead, he spends his meeting with fascist leaders in Europe and retetering Nazis. “
GovTrack, a website tracing the activities of the US Congress, confirms that King really was just the main sponsor of exactly a law, HR 2758, which redefined a post office in Glenwood, Iowa as “William J. Scherle Post Office Building.”
Sanders swing sparks 2020 speculation
The trip for Sanders is part of an aggressive niostatic campaign flash that the Vermont Senator team announced last week and began on Friday with a campaign rally in Bloomington, Indiana for Congress candidate Liz Watson.
“There are a variety of democrats on the list of some people who are uncomfortable progressive for some who are progressive but not entirely adapted to Bernie on all issues,” said Jeff Weaver, Sanders former president campaign manager and current adviser ABC News in a telephone conversation last week.
Sanders also fought in South Carolina on Saturday and has finished planning in Wisconsin, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and California in the next few weeks, as speculation that he could mount another president in 2020 continues.
But Sanders is not the only 2020 democratic contender who visits Iowa in the next few days.
California Sen. Kamala Harris makes her first trip to Hawkeye State early next week, where she will meet with congressional candidate Cindy Axne in the state’s third congressional district and other democratic hopeful during her two-day swing.
Harris is keen on campaigns in the central and eastern states, including stops in Des Moines, Cedar Falls, Iowa City and Cedar Rapids.
“There is so much on the line this year,” Harris said in a statement from the Iowa Democratic Party this week: “We have seen how the Republicans sow seeds of hate and division throughout our country over the last two years.”
“It’s time to keep them responsible at all levels of governments and Iowans know it better than anyone else. I’m happy to come to Iowa to make sure everyone is using the most powerful tool we can be like Americans, our voices, to make real change in Iowa and in our country. “
ABC News & MaryAlice Parks contributed to this report.