2020 Dems pick walkout songs at annual Iowa celebration
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As 2020 presidential hopefuls flocked to Iowa this weekend, the walkout songs their campaigns chose for an annual Democratic dinner sent messages about their platforms, priorities and life stories. 

Lissandra Villa, a politics reporter at Time Magazine, tweeted a  list of songs the campaigns selected to be played before 19 of the primary candidates spoke at the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual Hall of Fame celebration. 

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Most of the candidates chose songs that signaled high hopes for their campaigns. Sens. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerFox News poll shows Trump trailing Biden, Sanders, other Democrats Fox News poll shows Trump trailing Biden, Sanders, other Democrats Poll: Biden leads, Warren surges in South Carolina MORE (D-N.J.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Trump steadfast in denials as support for impeachment grows MORE (D-N.Y.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Confused by polls? Watch early primary states — not national numbers MORE (D-Calif.), for example, chose “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers, “Good as Hell” by Lizzo and “Work That” by Mary J. Blige, respectively.  

Other optimistic choices included songs like Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardOvernight Defense: Trump doubles down on claim Iran attacked tankers | Iran calls accusations 'alarming' | Top nuke official quietly left Pentagon | Pelosi vows Congress will block Saudi arms sale Overnight Defense: Trump doubles down on claim Iran attacked tankers | Iran calls accusations 'alarming' | Top nuke official quietly left Pentagon | Pelosi vows Congress will block Saudi arms sale Democratic presidential hopefuls react to debate placement MORE’s (D-Hawaii) pick, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, and “Never Giving Up” by Batchelor for South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg wouldn't reverse US embassy move to Jerusalem: 'What's done is done' Buttigieg wouldn't reverse US embassy move to Jerusalem: 'What's done is done' Buttigieg: Iran situation 'disturbingly reminiscent' of lead-up to Iraq War MORE.

Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Trump steadfast in denials as support for impeachment grows MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersConfused by polls? Watch early primary states — not national numbers Confused by polls? Watch early primary states — not national numbers Biden leads in early voting states, followed by Warren, Sanders: poll MORE (I-Vt.) focused on workers, picking “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton and “Power to the People” by John Lennon, respectively.

Several candidates focused on rural areas, with Montana Gov. Steve BullockSteve BullockBullock posts video of #dadjokes for Father's Day Bullock posts video of #dadjokes for Father's Day Democrats' 2020 Achilles's heel: The Senate MORE (D) choosing “Small Town” by John Mellencamp, Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellCampaign dads fit fatherhood between presidential speeches Dems eye repeal of Justice rule barring presidential indictments Dems eye repeal of Justice rule barring presidential indictments MORE (D-Calif.) picking “Caught Up in the Country” by Rodney Atkins and Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) John Ryan2020 Democrat: Harriet Tubman will be on 'within the first year of my presidency' 2020 Democrat: Harriet Tubman will be on 'within the first year of my presidency' Democratic presidential hopefuls react to debate placement MORE (D-Ohio) selecting Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road.”

The British Punk band The Clash got two nods from 2020 candidates: Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) picked the band’s “Clampdown” and New York Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioDemocratic presidential hopefuls react to debate placement Democratic presidential hopefuls react to debate placement The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Biden, Sanders to share stage at first DNC debate MORE chose “Rudie Can’t Fail.”

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