Harris wins key endorsement from Iowa power couple

Harris wins key endorsement from Iowa power couple
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisStates respond with force amid another night of protests Protesters knock down White House security barricades as tensions mount over Floyd's death The Memo: Trump ratchets up Twitter turmoil 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 ObamaThe battle of two Cubas Obama on the death of George Floyd: 'This shouldn't be "normal" in 2020 America' Democrats gear up to hit GOP senators on DACA 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 ClintonTrump campaign launches Asian Pacific Americans coalition Van Jones: A 'white, liberal Hillary Clinton supporter' can pose a greater threat to black Americans than the KKK Taylor Swift slams Trump tweet: 'You have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence?' 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.