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. 


Most of the candidates chose songs that signaled high hopes for their campaigns. Sens. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBooker 'outs' Cruz as vegan; Cruz jokingly decries 'scurrilous attack' Why Latinos should oppose Barrett confirmation Judiciary Committee sets vote on Barrett's nomination for next week MORE (D-N.J.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandHillicon Valley: Facebook, Twitter's handling of New York Post article raises election night concerns | FCC to move forward with considering order targeting tech's liability shield | YouTube expands polices to tackle QAnon Democrats question Amazon over reported interference of workers' rights to organize Dueling town halls represent high stakes for Trump MORE (D-N.Y.) and Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisUndecided voters in Arizona wary of Trump, crave stability Foreign policy is on the ballot in 2020; so is American credibility Perez on Biden's poll leads: Democrats 'take nothing for granted' 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 GabbardHarris faces biggest moment in spotlight yet Ocasio-Cortez slams Tulsi Gabbard for amplifying ballot harvesting video Republicans call on DOJ to investigate Netflix over 'Cuties' film 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 ButtigiegPete ButtigiegButtigieg says it's time to 'turn the page' on Trump administration Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 Biden town hall questioner worked as speechwriter in Obama administration: report MORE.

Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPush to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw Georgia senator mocks Harris's name before Trump rally: 'Kamala-mala-mala, I don't know' Warren, Porter to headline progressive fundraiser supporting seven swing state candidates MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersPush to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw Senate Democrats seek to alleviate public concern about some results not being available on election night Georgia senator mocks Harris's name before Trump rally: 'Kamala-mala-mala, I don't know' 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 BullockThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump combative, Biden earnest during distanced TV duel Steve Bullock raises .8 million in third quarter for Montana Senate bid Postal service reversing changes that slowed mail delivery MORE (D) choosing “Small Town” by John Mellencamp, Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellGraham says SC people of color can go anywhere in the state but 'need to be conservative, not liberal' President Trump, Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19 House in near-unanimous vote affirms peaceful transfer of power MORE (D-Calif.) picking “Caught Up in the Country” by Rodney Atkins and Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanNow's the time to make 'Social Emotional Learning' a national priority Mourners gather outside Supreme Court after passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lincoln Project hits Trump for criticizing Goodyear, 'an American company' 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 BlasioCitigroup executive to run for NYC mayor: report Treasury withheld nearly M from FDNY 9/11 health program New York theaters display banners urging governor to reopen cinemas MORE chose “Rudie Can’t Fail.”

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