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Warren's dog campaigns in Iowa while senator sits in impeachment trial

Warren's dog campaigns in Iowa while senator sits in impeachment trial
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDespite veto threat, Congress presses ahead on defense bill Overnight Defense: Defense bill moving forward despite Trump veto threat over tech fight | Government funding bill hits snag | Top general talks Afghanistan, Pentagon budget Katie Porter in heated exchange with Mnuchin: 'You're play-acting to be a lawyer' MORE’s (D-Mass.) dog is campaigning for her in Iowa while the senator is stuck in Washington as a juror in President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal watchdog accuses VOA parent company of wrongdoing under Trump appointee Lawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list Ivanka Trump gives deposition in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration funds MORE's impeachment trial.

Warren’s golden retriever Bailey took to the campaign trail five days before the Democratic caucuses in the state, accompanied by Warren’s husband Bruce Mann.

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During a stop in Fort Dodge, Bailey posed for selfies, received pets and stuck his nose into a cake of peanut butter and oats made specifically for him, BuzzFeed News reported. Meanwhile, Mann spoke about his wife, asking the crowd of volunteers to shout out single words that described the senator during her town halls, prompting responses like “energetic,” “dynamic” and “fiery.”

Earlier in the day Bailey had a scheduled meeting with an 11-year-old named Gideon who runs the Twitter account “I’ve Pet That Dog.”

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Although the Massachusetts progressive was able to rally in Iowa over the weekend with “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness, she, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFormer Sanders press secretary: 'Principal concern' of Biden appointments should be policy DeVos knocks free college push as 'socialist takeover of higher education' The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Capital One — Giuliani denies discussing preemptive pardon with Trump MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharScammers step up efforts to target older Americans during pandemic Hillicon Valley: YouTube suspends OANN amid lawmaker pressure | Dems probe Facebook, Twitter over Georgia runoff | FCC reaffirms ZTE's national security risk Democrats urge YouTube to remove election misinformation, step up efforts ahead of Georgia runoff MORE (D-Minn.) and Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - GOP angst in Georgia; confirmation fight looms Overnight Health Care: Moderna to apply for emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccine candidate | Hospitals brace for COVID-19 surge | US more than doubles highest number of monthly COVID-19 cases Bipartisan Senate group holding coronavirus relief talks amid stalemate MORE (D-Colo.) are stuck listening to the trial in the Senate chamber six days a week. 

Iowa is a tight four-way race between Warren, Sanders, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenLawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list GOP lawmaker blasts incoming freshman over allegations of presidential voter fraud Haaland has competition to be first Native American to lead Interior  MORE and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegJuan Williams: Clyburn is my choice as politician of the year 'Biff is president': Michael J. Fox says Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind' Buttigieg: Denying Biden intelligence briefings is about protecting Trump's 'ego' MORE. A Wednesday poll from Monmouth University found Biden leading with 23 percent, followed by Sanders with 21 percent, Buttigieg with 16 percent and Warren with 15 percent. 

Sanders has tapped Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHarry Styles hits back at criticism over wearing dress on Vogue cover 'It's not a slogan': Progressives push back on Obama's comments on 'defund the police' movement Obama says Democrats should make sure Ocasio-Cortez has a platform MORE (D-N.Y.) to stand in for him and campaign in Iowa, while Buttigieg and Biden are at an advantage and able to schedule many town halls this week.