Democratic presidential candidate, Michael Bennet, was supposed to campaign in eastern Iowa this week.
But instead, the US Senator from Colorado decided to stay in Washington D.C. to vote on the North American trade deal and later, impeachment (see pdf below).
Today, Senator Bennet voted for the US Mexico Canada Agreement, but he disagrees with President Trump's approach to trade talks, saying they put farmers and ranchers "in the crosshairs" of adversaries.
Bennet also says many Iowans have told him they can't afford the combination of housing, medical care, child care, and education necessary to thrive. He says the US economy must be changed so it will grow to benefit everyone, not just those at the top.
Bennet did not have the poll numbers needed to participate in the debate earlier this week in Des Moines. But he plans to stay in the race until after people vote in the Iowa caucus and early primary states.
If elected, Bennet would work to lower the cost of college but also help the 70% of high school graduates who don't go to college. Under his "Real Deal" plan, Bennet proposes spending $500 billion over ten years to make sure every high school graduate earns one year of community college with the ability to earn a living wage.
Bennet says he can beat President Trump because he's the only candidate in the democratic race who's won two national elections in a swing state.