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JUDY WOODRUFF: Impeachment may be dominating the headlines, but the race to challenge President
Trump in next year's -- or this year's election is about to kick into a new gear.
John Yang reports on the push to win support before the first voters have their say.
JOHN YANG: For Iowa Democrats, decision time is nearing a, campaign buses roll, like this
one with a populist theme carrying Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders
SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT), Presidential Candidate: How are you doing?
JOHN YANG: Boosted by polls showing his message gaining steam.
SEN. BERNIE SANDERS: Well, we're feeling good. Polls are polls. What matters is the kind
of grassroots activism that we have. We have got people knocking on doors all over the
state.
JOHN YANG: But for the rising candidate, there's rising pressure.
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar told NBC that Sanders is too liberal.
SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR (D-MN), Presidential Candidate: I don't think he should be leading the ticket.
I think I should be leading the ticket, because my ideas are much more in synch with bold
ways of getting things done.
JOHN YANG: A third senator, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, also zoomed to Iowa during
the weekend break in the impeachment trial.
SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN (D-MA), Presidential Candidate: Good to be in Muscatine.
WOMAN: Hey, Senator.
SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN: Good not to be in Washington.
JOHN YANG: Hers was a topsy-turvy weekend, lagging in some polls, but also scoring the
endorsement from The Des Moines Register editorial board. She, too, made the case that she could
win in November.
SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN: Can we just address it right here? Women win.
(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)
SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN: We took back the House and we took back statehouses around the nation
because of women candidates and the women who do the hard work to get it done.
(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)
JOHN YANG: Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg staked his claim to electability on his outreach
to non-Democrats. His venue? A town hall hosted by FOX News.
PETE BUTTIGIEG (D), Presidential Candidate: I'm meeting a lot of what I like to call future
former Republicans who are coming to my events. If you're having trouble looking your kids
in the eye and explaining this presidency to them, then you have a choice.
JOHN YANG: Still, even though Iowa's caucuses are just a week away, it wasn't the sole focus
of the leading candidates.
Former Vice President Joe Biden was in New Hampshire, where the primary is set for the
following week.
For the "PBS NewsHour," I'm John Yang.
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A week before Iowa caucuses, which 2020 Democrats are resonating most?

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王惟惟 published on January 30, 2020
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