Gavin Newsom to campaign for Harris in Iowa

Gavin Newsom to campaign for Harris in Iowa
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California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin Christopher NewsomCalifornia Gov. Newsom declares statewide moratorium on evictions for renters hit by coronavirus Disneyland and Disney World closed until further notice States brace for massive budget gaps in coronavirus recession MORE (D) will campaign for fellow Californian Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike Democratic Senators urge FTC to prevent coronavirus price gouging Democratic senators call on FDA to drop restrictions on blood donations from men who have sex with men MORE (D) in Iowa this month as the White House hopeful looks to build support for her presidential bid in the early voting state.

Newsom, who endorsed Harris for president in February, will campaign at a series of events Dec. 14-15, her campaign announced Monday.

Newsom is expected to tout Harris’s “record of fighting for justice and her plans as president to fight for economic justice, reproductive justice, and health care justice,” the campaign said.

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Newsom will lead a canvass launch for Harris in Des Moines, in addition to other events like hosting an “LGBTQ Rights Conversation.” He also will lead a canvass launch in Cedar Rapids and host a “Climate Action House Party” in Coralville.

Newsom’s campaigning comes as Harris falls further behind top-tier candidates in Iowa ahead of the Feb. 3 caucus.

A RealClearPolitics average of polling in Iowa has Harris at 3.3 percent, trailing South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegReuters poll finds Sanders cutting Biden national lead to single digits Biden says he'll adopt plans from Sanders, Warren Buttigieg guest-hosts for Jimmy Kimmel: 'I've got nothing else going on' MORE by more than 20 points. She’s ranked sixth among the Democrats, behind Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike Overnight Energy: Court upholds Trump repeal of Obama fracking rule | Oil price drop threatens fracking boom | EPA eases rules on gasoline sales amid coronavirus The Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders pushes on in 2020 race MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike Democratic Senators urge FTC to prevent coronavirus price gouging Democratic senators call on FDA to drop restrictions on blood donations from men who have sex with men MORE (D-Mass.), former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFighting a virus with the wrong tools Trump bucks business on Defense Production Act Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — US coronavirus cases hit 100,000 | Trump signs T stimulus package | Trump employs defense powers to force GM to make ventilators | New concerns over virus testing MORE and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike Democratic Senators urge FTC to prevent coronavirus price gouging Democratic senators call on FDA to drop restrictions on blood donations from men who have sex with men MORE (D-Minn.), based on the polling average.