Gabbard in Iowa


Although she has not backed the “Green New Deal,” Iowa Democrats say her emphasis on the environment puts her ahead of other Democrats. Jennifer Hamilton, a Fairfield resident, said the environment is her top concern in choosing a 2020 candidate — and Gabbard impressed her.

“It was the first thing she brought up,” Hamilton said. “It showed she was serious about taking on climate change. I’ll need to wait to see the details of how she wants to address this crisis — the devil is in the details — but its not an afterthought for her campaign, like it is for other Democrats running.”