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Dr. Jill Bident Meets Potential Caucus-Goers in SIouxland


Eight months after flooding began along the lower Missouri River, the amount of water being released from dams upriver will start to be reduced later this month.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the amount of water being released from the Gavins Point Dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota border will start to gradually be reduced on Nov. 23 as part of its plan to cut releases for winter.

The river has remained high ever since the spring flooding because the amount of rain and melting snow flowing into the river was near record levels this year.

Dr. Jill Biden was in Sioux City this morning campaigning for her husband, the former Vice President, and presidential candidate Joe Biden.  

This morning at the Sioux City Public Library Biden spoke to about 50 potential caucus-goers.  Recent polling has shown South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg taking the lead in Iowa over Biden. Asked about the see-saw polls of candidate support in Iowa and other states, Biden replied that the momentum for her husband was building.   

“People are saying to themselves, who can win this thing against Donald Trump, that’s the bottom line, and Joe Biden is the one who can beat Donald Trump in Florida and Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.  .”

Some of the attendees were already strong Biden supporters, while others are still making up their minds.  Leonard Kraker is the president of the Sioux City Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 7.  

“Joe Biden is a big supporter of firefighters across the country if you just go online and look at everything he’s done for us, he deserves our support.  The main thing is if you just look at who he is, and what he’s done, he’s earned our respect.”

Today Jill Biden also met with potential voters in Cherokee, Storm Lake.  Tomorrow she travels to  Emmetsburg, Sheldon, Le Mars, and Onawa.  

The Iowa Caucuses take place on February 3rd.

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