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Politics Day: Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke's Visit to Iowa

Clay Masters
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks to a crowd at Sing-A-Long Bar and Grill in Mount Vernon, Iowa. 3/15/2019

Former Texas Congressman and latest 2020 presidential contender Beto O'Rourke spent his first days on the campaign trail driving himself in a rented minivan across 13 Iowa counties.

In this “politics day” edition of River to River, Ben Kieffer talks with political analysts, Rachel Caufield of Drake University and Wayne Moyer of Grinnell College, about O’Rourke’s appeal.

They discuss more revelations in the Russia investigations, the bond between President Trump and the new Brazilian president, and the 5th anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. They also touch on the political reactions to the New Zealand mosque shootings.

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River