Delaney Campaigns in Iowa
Even though the next presidential election is still three years away, there's one candidate already in the race. Maryland Democratic Congressman John Delaney actually made his announcement last summer, and will visit Iowa for the 5th time this weekend.
He says it's not too soon to begin his campaign because he's the right person for the job but needs time to let people know who he is.
"I think I have the mix of the blue collar background, and the private sector experience that I think is important, but also government service."
The grandson of immigrants, and the son of a union electrician, Delaney had a successful career in business before his first election to Congress in 2012.
He believes the two major parties have focused in recent years on creating villains and driving us apart, instead of responding to the needs of the country.
"The last election was kind of a referendum on our decision to be part of a global economy which was clearly the right decision. But the wrong decision was not to do anything for huge parts of our country that we knew would be left behind by the decision to become part of a global economy."
Delaney will make eight stops this weekend in Iowa, starting with Davenport and Muscatine Saturday morning, followed by meetings with local democrats in Wapello, Fort Madison, and Keosauqua. On Sunday, he travels to Ottumwa, Pella, and Ankeny.