Iowa State Fair

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg ate, spoke and rode his way through the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines Tuesday. Wednesday Buttigieg continues another swing through Iowa with town halls and house party meet and greets in the eastern part of the state. Iowa holds the first in the nation caucuses ahead of the 2020 presidential election. 

Buttigieg Says Rural Americans Embrace Immigrants They Know

Aug 13, 2019
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Tuesday that anti-immigrant sentiment in rural America declines when residents know and appreciate the role of those moving into their communities.

VIDEO: Buttigieg Takes Soapbox At Iowa State Fair

Aug 13, 2019
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A stop at the Iowa State Fair is a "no miss" event for presidential candidates who are courting Iowa voters. Iowa holds the first in the nation caucuses in 2020. 

Today Pete Buttigieg got his 20 minutes on the Des Moines Register Soapbox Tuesday afternoon. He left time for questions from the audience at the end. One person asked him about cancer. Buttigieg replied that more money needs to be invested to fight cancer. "Far too many Americans are one diagnosis away from total ruin...we gotta get coverage for everybody," he said.