ICYMI: Delaney Opens Two Iowa Offices, Endorsed by Three Iowa Democratic County Chairs
FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS, MD – Last week, presidential candidate John Delaney campaigned in Iowa where he met with voters at meet-and-greet events in Glenwood and Fort Dodge, held a town hall in Denison, and opened two campaign offices – one in Sioux City and one in Council Bluffs. On Wednesday, Delaney was endorsed by three Iowa County Democratic Chairs – the first round of Iowa endorsements of any presidential candidate.
On Friday, Delaney was interviewed by “Iowa Press” to discuss why he’s running for president. Delaney has already campaigned in all 99 Iowa counties. Last month, Delaney announced several key Iowa staff positions and opened offices in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids. Delaney is scheduled to make multiple trips to early primary states later this month.
Local coverage of Delaney’s Iowa trip below:
· Former Maryland congressman and presidential candidate John Delaney earned endorsements from three Democratic Party county chairs in Iowa.
· While the 2020 Democratic presidential field is growing more crowded by the week, Delaney, the first Democrat to jump into the race, is plowing ahead.
· Every American should expect health care as a right and the government should set up a universal system to provide it, according to Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney.
· The plan, he said, would be for all Americans from birth until they turned 65 and enrolled in Medicare, the government health insurance program for senior citizens. He said people would be allowed to buy supplemental insurance policies to bolster what they received from the government.
· Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney opened a Council Bluffs office Wednesday afternoon as part of a swing through western Iowa.
· A crowd of about 40 people gathered to celebrate the opening of the office at 219 S. Main St., hearing from Delaney before the candidate took questions.
· Speaking to the crowd at his Council Bluffs office, he said the “central challenge facing our country is division in politics.” He said a president should bring people together, calling President Donald Trump the “divider in chief.”
· The coldest weather in Siouxland in years, which the National Weather Service called life-threatening, didn’t prevent Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney from opening a campaign office in Sioux City on Wednesday.
· A congressman from Maryland, Delaney has campaigned both the earliest and the most in Iowa, including Siouxland events, of any Democratic candidates. While 2019 has seen city appearances by likely candidates Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand in January, Delaney got moving in fall 2017 through Iowa, with 20 campaign swings by the end of 2018.
· Delaney said being first Democrat to work through Iowa in grassroots fashion will pay dividends, in a field he envisions could run from 10 to 15 presidential candidates.