GOP presidential candidates Hutchinson, Binkley and Scott campaign at state fair
Three more Republican presidential candidates spoke to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds Tuesday in the Iowa State Fair’s second week.
Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Texas pastor Ryan Binkley and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott met with Reynolds for “fair-side chats.”
The fair in Des Moines is a must-stop for most presidential candidates. Former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis competed for attention, gathering hundreds for their fair stops Saturday. State fair attendance topped 118,000, compared to just over 113,000 on the first Saturday of the 2022 fair.
On Thursday and Friday, presidential hopefuls including former Vice President Mike Pence and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum spoke on issues from the 2020 election results to carbon capture pipelines during their fair appearances.
Later in the week, more 2024 hopefuls will hold fair events – businessman Perry Johnson and former U.S. Rep. Will Hurd will speak with Reynolds Friday, and Hurd will speak at the Des Moines Register Political Soapbox the same day. Hutchinson and libertarian Chase Oliver will take the Soapbox stage Saturday.
Here’s what presidential candidates were saying at the Iowa State Fair Tuesday:
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