CEDAR RAPIDS – Candidates for president made their final push this weekend, in front of Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses that will take place Monday, Feb. 1.
Republican Marco Rubio and Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders drew large crowds in Cedar Rapids, while former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley rallied his troops as he met with supporters at his Cedar Rapids headquarters.
All of the candidates reminded Iowans of their role in setting the tone for the race to the White House, while trying to draw distinctions between themselves and their opponents and encouraging supporters to show up at the caucuses.
Former Secretary of State Clinton was joined Saturday by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and daughter, Chelsea, at a rally at Cedar Rapids Washington High School, and U.S. Sen. Sanders, of Vermont, was joined by his wife, Jane, and several political leaders at the DoubleTree in downtown Cedar Rapids. U.S. Sen. Rubio, of Florida, spoke at the DoubleTree on Sunday and other candidates fanned across Iowa, with more planned for Monday.
See photos from earlier political rallies in Iowa and find more images from this weekend’s event below: (photos © Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan)