Snakes and ladders in Iowa as Democrat battle hots up

A bad-tempered row between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders was the main talking point last week as the Democratic contenders limbered up for the caucuses in the crucial swing state

19th January, 2020
Snakes and ladders in Iowa as Democrat battle hots up
Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders speak as Tom Steyer looks on after the Democratic presidential primary debate Des Moines, Iowa. Picture: Getty

Not even sub-zero temperatures, heavy snow and a lacerating wind could dampen the enthusiasm of the thousands of Democrats who converged on the Drake University campus in Iowa last week, ahead of the last debate before primary season kicks off in earnest.

With less than three weeks to go before the Iowa caucuses play an outsized role in dictating which Democrat will challenge Trump in 2020, the Olmstead building at Drake became a hub of...

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