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Bernie Sanders going to Iowa to promote new book

Bernie Sanders going to Iowa to promote new book

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden sparks bipartisan backlash on Afghanistan withdrawal  Why does Bernie Sanders want to quash Elon Musk's dreams? Congress can protect sacred Oak Flat in Arizona from mining project MORE (I-Vt.) is making a return to Iowa next month to promote his new book.

Sanders will speak in Iowa City on Aug. 31 about his new book, "Bernie Sanders: Guide to Political Revolution," the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported.

The co-owner of Prairie Lights bookstore, Jan Weissmiller, said before Sanders launched his 2016 bid for president that Sanders came to Iowa City to read from his book "The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and The Decline of Our Middle Class."

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"We had three days to promote that event and we got 150 people to show up," Weissmiller said.

More people are expected for the August visit, as Sanders will speak at an auditorium.
 
At a January 2016 rally at the University of Iowa's Field House, Sanders drew a crowd of between 3,900 and 5,000 people, according to the Press-Citizen.
 
During the 2016 Iowa Democratic caucuses, Sanders lost narrowly to rival Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhy does Bernie Sanders want to quash Elon Musk's dreams? Republican legislators target private sector election grants How Democrats can defy the odds in 2022 MORE, but he carried Johnson County by about 20 points.

Trips by politicians to Iowa are always seen through the lens of presidential politics.

Sanders would be 79 in 2020.  Some have thought his age might prevent another run for the White House, but the race for the Democratic nomination at this point looks wide open.