Biden to campaign for two Democrats in Iowa

Biden to campaign for two Democrats in Iowa
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenBrown launches tour in four early nominating states amid 2020 consideration 5 takeaways from Barr’s testimony Gillibrand announces exploratory committee to run for president on Colbert MORE will campaign Tuesday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to support Democrats Abby Finkenauer and Fred Hubbell.

Finkenauer is running for Iowa's 1st Congressional District against Rep. Rod Blum (R-Iowa) and Hubbell is running for Governor against Gov. Kim Reynolds (R).

The rally is being organized by the Iowa chapter of MobilizeAmerica.

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Iowa's First District is one of the Democrats’ most watched possible pick up opportunities in the House.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee put the race on its Red to Blue program, which “arms top-tier candidates with organizational and fundraising support to help them continue to run strong campaigns.”

The Cook Political Report rates the race, in a district that President Obama won twice, as “Lean Democratic.”

Hubbell's race is a reminder that Democrats hope a possible blue wave could change the landscape of statehouses across the country beyond Capitol Hill. Hubbell is hoping his famous family name in Iowa and an energized Democratic base will put him over the finish line in a state President TrumpDonald John TrumpVeterans groups demand end to shutdown: 'Get your act together' Brown launches tour in four early nominating states amid 2020 consideration Pence on border wall: Trump won't be ‘deterred’ by Dem ‘obstruction’ MORE won by nearly 10 points in 2016, but Obama won twice.

The Cook Political Report rates the race as a “toss up,” and an averaging of polls compiled by RealClearPolitics has Hubbell up 3.5 points. 

The visit to Iowa could also fuel further speculation surrounding a possible presidential run for the former vice president. The Iowa caucus is a staple of the presidential campaign, and the winner often gains an important boost over intraparty competitors. Establishing early ties in the state could pay dividends should Biden run in 2020.

Biden has also visited New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida, as well as other states  crucial to a successful presidential run.

Biden was known to be considering a run in 2016, but decided against it after his son died from brain cancer.

He has also repeatedly feuded with Trump, slamming his rhetoric and saying in March he’d take Trump "behind the gym and beat the hell out of him" if he were in high school.

Should Biden run, he’d likely face off against a crowded Democratic field, and he isn’t the only possible 2020 competitor making early visits to key states.

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony Booker5 takeaways from Barr’s testimony Booker presses Barr on impact of mass incarceration on black Americans Barr: I wouldn't go after businesses relying on Obama-era marijuana policy MORE (D-N.J.) has already visited Iowa, Florida, Michigan and Wisconsin, and more.. Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersBrown launches tour in four early nominating states amid 2020 consideration Gillibrand announces exploratory committee to run for president on Colbert Dem chairman Cummings meets with Trump health chief to discuss drug prices MORE (I-Vt.) has visited Iowa, North Carolina and New Hampshire, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBrown launches tour in four early nominating states amid 2020 consideration Gillibrand announces exploratory committee to run for president on Colbert Native American group denounces Trump for using Wounded Knee in attack against Warren MORE (D-Mass.) has visited Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBrown launches tour in four early nominating states amid 2020 consideration 5 takeaways from Barr’s testimony Kamala Harris releases 'mixtape' on 'The Late Show' amid 2020 speculation MORE (D-Calif.) has made trips to Florida, Virginia and Ohio.