Harris wins key endorsement from Iowa power couple

Harris wins key endorsement from Iowa power couple
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisKavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? Biden leads in new national poll, Warren close behind in second place MORE (D-Calif.) on Saturday secured the endorsement of influential Iowa political couple Sue and Bob Dvorsky for her 2020 presidential bid.

The couple has played a key role in Johnson County, which houses the University of Iowa and remains a key area for the state's Democratic voters. Their endorsement came hours before Harris was slated to speak at the Iowa State Fair, a typical stopover for White House hopefuls.

“We've listened. We've read. We've attended. We believe with many of our friends and neighbors that we must get this right. And we are supporting Kamala Harris for President of the United States," the couple said in a statement.


Bob Dvorsky, a former state senator, and Sue Dvorsky, who served as the Iowa Democratic Party chairwoman, are key influencers in the state and county, CNN noted.

The couple backed then-presidential candidate Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama meets with Greta Thunberg: 'One of our planet's greatest advocates' Trump: Cokie Roberts 'never treated me nicely' but 'was a professional' Obama, Bush among those paying tribute to Cokie Roberts: 'A trailblazing figure' MORE during his first White House run in 2007, helping him win the Iowa caucuses in an upset over former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP struggles with retirement wave Overnight Energy: Trump to revoke California's tailpipe waiver | Democrats propose bill to revoke Trump endangered species rollback | Trump officials finalize rule allowing fewer inspectors at pork plants Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? MORE.

The pair then supported Clinton in the 2016 election, CNN reports.

Their 2020 endorsement comes as nearly all of the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls swing through Iowa in their bid to secure voters in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.