Biden and Brownback to hold joint campaign event

Sens. Joe BidenJoe BidenUnited Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' Omar: Biden not the candidate to 'tackle a lot of the systematic challenges that we have' MORE (D-Del.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) will hold a joint campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa, this Friday to promote their decentralization plan for Iraq.

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The two presidential hopefuls are polling in the single digits nationally and need a good showing in the country’s first caucus to keep their hopes for the nomination alive. The campaigns called the joint event “unprecedented.” The two senators are advocating a plan that would decentralize the Iraqi government and put in place a federal system.

The Senate passed a non-binding resolution supporting such a plan 75-23 last month. Both senators were lead sponsors, and Iowa's two senators also backed the plan.

“Joe and I might be running for the nomination of two different parties, but we agree on one thing: the American people want progress in Iraq and this represents a viable way forward to stability and success,” said Brownback.

“Partisan politics must not come in the way of finding a solution to the war in Iraq,” said Biden. “The overwhelming majority of Americans want us to get our troops out of Iraq as quickly as possible without leaving chaos behind.”