Bernie Sanders going to Iowa to promote new book

Bernie Sanders going to Iowa to promote new book

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill Dems fear lasting damage from Clinton-Sanders fight MORE (I-Vt.) is making a return to Iowa next month to promote his new book.

Sanders will speak in Iowa City on Aug. 31 about his new book, "Bernie Sanders: Guide to Political Revolution," the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported.

The co-owner of Prairie Lights bookstore, Jan Weissmiller, said before Sanders launched his 2016 bid for president that Sanders came to Iowa City to read from his book "The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and The Decline of Our Middle Class."

"We had three days to promote that event and we got 150 people to show up," Weissmiller said.

More people are expected for the August visit, as Sanders will speak at an auditorium.
 
At a January 2016 rally at the University of Iowa's Field House, Sanders drew a crowd of between 3,900 and 5,000 people, according to the Press-Citizen.
 
During the 2016 Iowa Democratic caucuses, Sanders lost narrowly to rival Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Overnight Tech: Equifax hit by earlier undisclosed hack | Facebook takes heat over Russian ads | Alt-right Twitter rival may lose domain MORE, but he carried Johnson County by about 20 points.

Trips by politicians to Iowa are always seen through the lens of presidential politics.

Sanders would be 79 in 2020.  Some have thought his age might prevent another run for the White House, but the race for the Democratic nomination at this point looks wide open.