Biden announces statewide bus tour ahead of Iowa caucuses

Biden announces statewide bus tour ahead of Iowa caucuses
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Democratic groups using Bloomberg money to launch M in Spanish language ads in Florida Harris faces pivotal moment with Supreme Court battle MORE will travel across Iowa on a statewide bus tour leading up to the state’s first-in-the-nation caucus, his campaign announced Sunday. 

Biden’s “Soul of the Nation” bus tour will cross the state after kicking off in Des Moines on Sunday. 

The campaign tour will end back in Des Moines on Feb. 2 and 3.  


Biden will visit 20 cities in 17 counties. He’ll be joined by Iowa officials who have endorsed his presidential campaign including Democratic Reps. Abby FinkenauerAbby Lea FinkenauerTrump asked Chamber of Commerce to reconsider Democratic endorsements: report House Democrats' campaign arm reserves .6M in ads in competitive districts GOP leader says he doesn't want Chamber's endorsement: 'They have sold out' MORE and Cindy AxneCindy AxneHouse passes bill to avert shutdown House moves toward spending vote after bipartisan talks House Democrats mull delay on spending bill vote MORE

Biden’s campaign stops across the state comes as several of his opponents, including Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDimon: Wealth tax 'almost impossible to do' CNN's Don Lemon: 'Blow up the entire system' remark taken out of context Democrats shoot down talk of expanding Supreme Court MORE (D-Mass.), Bernie SandersBernie SandersOutrage erupts over Breonna Taylor grand jury ruling Dimon: Wealth tax 'almost impossible to do' Grand jury charges no officers in Breonna Taylor death MORE (I-Vt.) and Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSocial media platforms put muscle into National Voter Registration Day Battle lines drawn on precedent in Supreme Court fight Sunday shows - Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death dominates MORE (D-Minn), could be held up in Washington, D.C., as the Senate impeachment trial presses on. 

Biden and Sanders are leading in Iowa, according to a CBS News poll conducted by YouGov released Sunday. Sanders, at 26 percent, had a 1 point lead over Biden which is within the poll’s margin of error. 

A RealClearPolitics average of recent Iowa polls shows Biden with a slight 1.6 point lead over Sanders in the state.