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2020 presidential candidates speak at the Iowa State Fair

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More than 20 of the Democratic presidential candidates are hitting the Iowa State Fair this month, where they'll talk with voters and sample the famous fair food. They'll also be addressing fairgoers at "The Soapbox," the Des Moines Register's stage at the fair. The contenders will each have 20 minutes to sell their candidacies to the voters in Iowa, by tradition the first nation to hold a nominating contest.

Fairgoers line up to get a corn dog at a concession stand during the opening day of the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 9, 2018.
Fairgoers line up to get a corn dog at a concession stand during the opening day of the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 9, 2018. Charlie Neibergall / AP

Here is the schedule for the Soapbox (all times Central):

Thursday, Aug. 8

  • 12:45 p.m.: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock
  • 1:30 p.m.: Former Vice President Joe Biden
Joe Biden speaks at Iowa State Fair

Friday, Aug. 9

  • 9 a.m.: Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro
  • 10:30 a.m.: Andrew Yang 
  • 12 p.m.: Former Rep. John Delaney
  • 1:30 p.m.: Marianne Williamson
  • 2:15 p.m.: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Saturday, Aug. 10

  • 9 a.m.: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee 
  • 10:30 a.m.: Sen. Kamala Harris
  • 11:15 a.m.: Rep. Tim Ryan
  • 12:45 p.m.: Sen. Amy Klobuchar
  • 1:30 p.m.: Former Rep. Joe Sestak
  • 2:15 p.m.: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
  • 3 p.m.: Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper
  • 3:45 p.m.: Sen. Elizabeth Warren 
  • 4:30 p.m.: Sen. Cory Booker

Sunday, Aug. 11

  • 11:15 a.m.: Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld
  • 1:30 p.m.: Tom Steyer
  • 3 p.m.: Sen. Michael Bennet
  • 3:45 p.m.: Sen. Bernie Sanders
  • 4:30 p.m.: New York City Bill de Blasio 

Tuesday, Aug. 13

  • 1:30 p.m.: South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Saturday, Aug. 17

  • 12 p.m.: Rep. Seth Moulton
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