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A Conversation With 2020 Candidate Joe Biden




Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign town hall event at the Iowa Memorial Union Ballroom at the University of Iowa January 27, 2020 in Iowa City, Iowa.
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign town hall event at the Iowa Memorial Union Ballroom at the University of Iowa January 27, 2020 in Iowa City, Iowa.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden joins us to talk about campaigning in Iowa, how the democratic party is changing, and makes the case for why he should lead the party into the general election.

With the Iowa primaries less than a week away, presidential hopefuls seeking the democratic nomination are in the last stretch of campaigning before Iowans hit the polls on Monday. Former VP Joe Biden is on a bus tour throughout the state, meeting with voters to discuss issues such as healthcare, labor and gun control. Over the weekend, a surge of new polling showed Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders in a dead heat for the lead in the primaries, with Biden trailing behind by an average of a few points. As impeachment looms over the primaries, and with Biden’s implication to the inquiry, it’s difficult to tell which candidate will take Iowa and what the race might look like going forward into other state primaries. 

Joe Biden built a political name for himself first as a U.S. senator representing Delaware then as former President Barack Obama’s VP. The 2020 race marks his fourth time running for president. Biden is hoping to attract voters as the moderate-choice candidate, touting his years of political experience.

Guest:

Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States under President Barack Obama from 2008-2016; 2020 Democratic presidential nominee; he joins us from Marion, Iowa, where he’s been campaigning