Buttigieg campaign says 2000 people attended Iowa rally

Buttigieg campaign says 2000 people attended Iowa rally
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Sanders-Warren feud: 'Don't play to the pundits, play to voters' Poll: Sanders holds 5-point lead over Buttigieg in New Hampshire MORE drew a crowd of 2,000 people to his Sunday rally in Iowa, his campaign said. 

The supporters filled an event space in Coralville, campaign spokesperson Sean Savett told The Hill, citing the Coralville Fire Department.

Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., called the event one of the campaign's "largest rallies yet" in a fundraising email to supporters Sunday. 

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"Everywhere we go, I see the momentum building for this campaign. Because everywhere I go, there are Americans looking for a new approach to unifying our country with hope and urgency," he wrote. 

Coralville Fire Department assistant chief Nic Pruter confirmed 2,008 people, including staff, press and volunteers, were at the event.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti rips Sanders over handling of feud with Warren On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Sanders defends vote against USMCA | China sees weakest growth in 29 years | Warren praises IRS move on student loans MORE’s (I-Vt.) campaign estimated 2,000 people attended the senator’s campaign rally with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezAyanna Pressley's 'squad' of congresswomen offers support after she opens up about alopecia Here are the 10 senators who voted against Trump's North American trade deal Artist paints Michelle Obama, other women as battered in campaign against domestic violence MORE (D-N.Y.) in the same venue, the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, last month. 

In addition to the crowd at the Coralville rally, Savett said Buttigieg had “huge Iowa crowds” over the weekend during other stops on the trail. 

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Savett touted Buttigieg’s crowd sizes at two Saturday town halls, including 1,050 people in Mount Vernon and 1,000 people in Davenport. 

A smaller crowd of 400 in Washington, Iowa at a Sunday morning town hall broke local records, Savett said. The former local mayor said it was the largest crowd she’d seen in her lifetime, Blake Reinken, a regional organizing director for the Buttigieg campaign tweeted

The large crowds come as Buttigieg has shot ahead of the field in Iowa polls. 

A RealClearPolitics average of Iowa polls has Buttigieg at 24 percent support, giving him a 5.7 point lead over Sanders. Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti rips Sanders over handling of feud with Warren On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Sanders defends vote against USMCA | China sees weakest growth in 29 years | Warren praises IRS move on student loans MORE (D-Mass.) trails in third at 17.7 percent, followed by former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hillicon Valley: Biden calls for revoking tech legal shield | DHS chief 'fully expects' Russia to try to interfere in 2020 | Smaller companies testify against Big Tech 'monopoly power' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Sanders-Warren feud: 'Don't play to the pundits, play to voters' MORE at 16.3 percent, according to the average of polls.