In what could be a sign of growing momentum, Sen. Kamala Harris drew a huge crowd to her soapbox speech at the Iowa State Fair.
Video of the Harris crowd:
The crowd at the Iowa Fair Soapbox for @KamalaHarris.
A couple people have said this is the biggest crowd they’ve seen so far pic.twitter.com/OK7EwiAd3a
— Zohreen (@Zohreen) August 10, 2019
More reports on the crowd size:
Before the Iowa State Fair Soapbox, a supporter caught @KamalaHarris in the hallway. “You’ve got the biggest crowd out there.”
CAUCUS TIME BABY. pic.twitter.com/W5vfy3drBp
— Ian Sams (@IanSams) August 10, 2019
The big crowd comes on the same day that Sen. Harris picked up an endorsement from powerful Iowa Democrats Bob and Sue Dvorsky who said:
We’ve listened. We’ve read. We’ve attended. We believe with many of our friends and neighbors that we must get this right. And we are supporting Kamala Harris for President of the United States.
In her experience, in her beliefs, in her vision, and in her plans, Kamala sets forth her theory of the case, and how she will prosecute that case. She’ll fight on behalf of children, and the families who love them and struggle to provide for them. She’ll fight side-by-side with the women and men who teach them. She’ll stand by and with Americans challenged every day by the health care system they need. She’ll never give up on women fighting for their rights to health care choice, and equal treatment in their workplaces. She’ll tackle head on the issue of gun violence that threatens our neighbors wherever they live. She’ll remind the world that we are a nation strengthened by our immigrants and diversity, and that there’s so much more that unites us than divides us. And she will bring together the scientists, policies, and people to address the existential threat of climate change.
She is smart, compassionate, accomplished and ready. We are committed to do everything we can, every day we can, for as long as we’re needed, to elect Kamala Harris the next President of the United States.
Sen. Harris has been unique in what has been a fairly static early Democratic primary race as she has risen to as high as second in some polls and then fallen back to as low as fourth. Harris has struggled to maintain her momentum, but as the old saying goes, the only poll that matters is on election day, so no one should count Kamala Harris out in Iowa.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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