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Ilhan Omar: Biden not right candidate for 'progress we all want to see'

At the Iowa People’s Presidential Forum on Saturday, organizers hoped to serve up an antidote to the Polk County Steak Fry, an event a few miles down the road that drew 17 Democratic presidential candidates to deliver stump speeches and pose for selfies with 12,000 attendees.

The people’s forum, organized by a collective of grassroots groups, aimed to push progressive policy initiatives. It hosted four candidates, including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, frontrunners in the state that will hold the first nomination ballot on 3 February next year.

Perhaps the most notable absence was that of Joe Biden, the former vice-president who Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action, the forum organizer, declined to invite after his campaign failed to respond to a questionnaire.

The Guardian

23rd September 2019

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