Iowa has always been a key state in election due to the nature of their caucus and their coveted spot as the first state that gets a chance to show support to a candidate, which influences the rest of their campaign strategies. Iowa is almost like a guinea pig of campaign slogans and policies because it is the litmus test for the rest of the nation. At their state fair this year, Hilary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders were a few of the presidential hopefuls to make an appearance at this event that brings in approximately 90,000 Iowans a day. Check out this article from PBS about how these candidates did at the Iowa State Fair. We have also included some pictures of the presidential guest list.
Presidential hopefuls flocked to the Iowa State Fair over the weekend in hopes of connecting with voters by shaking hands, posing for selfies and and scoring $7 grilled pork chops on a stick.
Large crowds swarmed the pack of candidates, including Democratic and Republican frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, both of whom declined to speak from The Des Moines Register’s soapbox.
At the fair, which as become something of a rite of passage for candidates trying to rouse support ahead of Iowa’s early primaries, Trump made good on his promise to offer free helicopter rides, and Clinton could be seen greeting fans, lemonade and pork chop in hand.
The Iowa State Fair, which runs for 11 days, typically draws about 90,000 people daily.
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