2020 Democrat Candidates Chow Down at Iowa State Fair

Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Andrew Yang 2020 Democrat candidates at 2019 Iowa State Fair
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The campaign trail brought many 2020 Democrat candidates to the annual Iowa State Fair, but it was not all about stump speeches. The presidential hopefuls indulged in the event’s famous food fair, and there are videos and pictures to show for it.

The candidates were not shy about their favorite fair staples in Iowa.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) opted for a corn dog, posing for selfies with supporters with the treat in hand:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) also chose the corn dog, describing it as “pretty good!”:

Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) also went for the almighty corn dog and provided an in-depth commentary on his experience. He jokingly called it a “health food” because “it’s got corn”:

Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) also opted for food on a stick, but not the infamous corn dog. Buttigieg went for a pork chop on a stick — a clear fair favorite:

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) also made her love of pork chops known, taking a bite and exclaiming, “Oh my God. I really like — it’s so good”:

Many wondered how Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), a vegan, would navigate the meat-heavy fair staples, but he managed to get his hands on his own meatless greasy treat: A fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich. He described it as a “little slice of heaven”:

Gov. Jay Inslee (D) went for a classic — soft serve ice cream. He reportedly said he hoped to be “the first presidential candidate to take a bite of every food in the state fair”:

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) took a different route than her fellow candidates, opting for fried cheese curds:

Bonus: John Delaney (D) enjoyed a nice breeze while going down the classic Iowa State Fair slide:


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