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Debate Between Warren, Buttigieg Shapes Up On Campaign Trail

Clay Masters/IPR
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was one of eight presidential candidates who attended U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer's Fish Fry in Cedar Rapids Saturday.

This weekend saw one of the largest events on the state’s political calendar: the Iowa Democratic Party’s Liberty and Justice Celebration. Thirteen presidential candidates took the stage in Des Moines Friday, but the campaigning didn’t end there: two dozen more events followed as candidates criss-crossed the state.

One aspect of this weekend's campaigning was a refocusing of the debate between two of the top contenders: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. With less than three months until caucus night, they're working to offer distinct paths forward for Democrats.

Kate Payne was an Iowa City-based Reporter
Clay Masters is the senior politics reporter for MPR News.