Federal Spotlight: Democrat Presidential Candidates Discuss Wide Range of Issues

August 1, 2019

Twenty of the 25 candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for U.S. President debated over the course of two nights in Detroit this week. The candidates spent a vast amount of time debating healthcare, immigration, gun violence, climate change, trade/tariffs and income taxes. Some of the sharpest divides between the candidates included “Medicare for All” and decriminalizing illegal crossings on the southern border. The next debates will take place in September.

ABI, through our partnership with BIPAC, developed a caucus toolkit for employers and the public to use and learn more about the caucus process during the 2016 presidential election. Some of the materials have been updated with 2020 caucus information and are available for you to view at caucus.iavotes.com. As the state fair approaches, remember Iowans have a unique opportunity to meet the candidates face to face. Take the opportunity to get to know them and ask where they stand on key issues important to your business whether that be trade, employment policies or environmental regulations.