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Gillibrand campaign event interrupted by woman seeking ranch dressing

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandDemocratic senators urge Facebook to take action on anti-Muslim bigotry Social media responds to Harris making history: 'I feel like our ancestors are rejoicing' Ocasio-Cortez says she doesn't plan on 'staying in the House forever' MORE (D-N.Y.) was briefly interrupted at a campaign event in Iowa City, Iowa, by a woman on a quest for condiments.

While speaking to voters at a bar/restaurant in the city, Gillibrand was distracted by a woman who appeared to be approaching her, only to be told by the apologizing woman that she was "just trying to get some ranch" dressing.

Video of the humorous exchange was shared thousands of times on social media, with 190,000 people having viewed the clip within less than 24 hours of its posting.

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Gillibrand is visiting the state as part of an early push for support in the Iowa caucuses, which will serve as the first primary contest of the 2020 campaign season. The New York senator faces a crowded field of Democrats pushing for voters in the state, including fellow Sens. Cory BookerCory BookerSenate Democrats reelect Schumer as leader by acclamation  Hill associations push for more diversity in lawmakers' staffs Sanders celebrates Biden-Harris victory: 'Thank God democracy won out' MORE (D-N.J.), Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisKamala Harris calls nurse on Thanksgiving to express gratitude in fight against COVID-19 Trump campaign loses appeal over Pennsylvania race The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE (D-Calif.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Disney laying off 32,000 workers as coronavirus batters theme parks MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersIn defense of incrementalism: A call for radical realism Thomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality Trump will soon be out of office — but polarization isn't going anywhere MORE (I-Vt.).

Other Democrats who have not yet announced 2020 bids, including Gov. Steve Bullock (D-Mont.), have visited the state in recent months, indicating that the primary field could continue to grow.