Ocasio-Cortez to campaign for Sanders in Iowa

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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will travel to Iowa this week to host campaign events for Bernie Sanders.

Ocasio-Cortez will hold a rally at the University of Iowa on Friday with national surrogate Phillip Agnew. On Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez will host a canvass launch in Cedar Rapids in the morning, and a rally in Ames with Sanders in the evening.

Additional events featuring Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez over the weekend are expected to be announced soon.

Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Sanders’ campaign in October, shortly after Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Representatives Rashida Tlaib, Mark Pocan and Pramila Jayapal have also endorsed Sanders.

The Iowa caucuses will be held on February 3, with recent polling indicating support for Sanders growing in the Hawkeye State.

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