The Hawk Eye: With Delaney visit, the race toward caucus night in Iowa is underway

Delaney, a Democrat whose congressional district includes D.C. suburbs and rural counties in Maryland, met with a half-dozen people late Saturday afternoon in the Hy-Vee cafeteria here. The early-to-announce candidate is the first in his party to mount a challenge to Republican President Donald Trump for the November 2020 election.

In December, The Hawk Eye wrote about John’s fifth swing through Iowa and his forward-thinking message:

“I think I’m the right person for the job. I think I’ve got the right vision for the country,” said Delaney, in the midst of his third term in the House of Representatives. “But not a lot of people know who I am, which is why I’ve gotten in early, to give myself an opportunity to listen to people and introduce myself to people and give them a chance to understand who I am and what I’m all about.”

When Delaney announced his candidacy in July, he also said he would not seek re-election in 2018.

Over the course of an hour, Delaney made his pitch and talked with the group about issues on their mind like health care, the national debt and how to bridge the seemingly growing divide between Republicans and Democrats.

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