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

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Alex Warren holds the leash as a young girl and her mother pet Bailey Warren, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s golden retriever, during a meet and greet at Wartburg College at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, on January 29, 2020, while Elizabeth Warren remains in Washington, DC, for the Trump impeachment trial. – Democratic candidates,…

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) dog is campaigning for her in Iowa while the senator is stuck in Washington as a juror in President Trump’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.

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.”

Although the Massachusetts progressive was able to rally in Iowa over the weekend with “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness, she, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Sen. Michael Bennet (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 Biden and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg. 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-Cortez (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.

Tags 2020 presidential campaign Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Amy Klobuchar Bernie Sanders dogs Donald Trump Elizabeth Warren Impeachment Iowa Iowa caucuses Joe Biden Michael Bennet Pete Buttigieg Senate trial
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