PM Newscasts 8.8.19: Presidential Candidates, IA State Fair and "Field of Dreams"

Aug 8, 2019

Two more Democratic Presidential hopefuls visit Sioux City tonight.   

California Senator Kamala Harris is holding a rally at the Anderson Dance Pavilion.

Also, former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will attend at private event at the Truman Club. 

JOHN HICKENLOOPER

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Senator from New York, Kirsten Gillibrand made a campaign stop in Sioux City last night.  

U.S. SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND

She’s spending 5-days crossing the state in an RV and dropped by the Key Club to meet with supporters and those still undecided.

“I think the key to a good campaign is just meeting voters where they are, listening to them and making sure your ideas and vision meet their concerns and needs.”

Gillibrand says one major concern is the trade war with China. 

She says as President she would hold China accountable and use tariffs appropriately.

“I would have a real strategy and a real approach on how to deal with trade.  Unfortunately, President Trump has no strategy and he basically had temper tantrum after temper tantrum and it’s creating massive instability.”

This is Gillibrand’s second trip to Sioux City and her 10th time in Iowa.

Two voter advocacy groups have told Iowa's secretary of state that the state must stop rejecting ballots from people misidentified on state lists as felons, saying that the practice violates election laws.

The Brennan Center for Justice and the League of Women Voters of Iowa told Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate that the rejections violate the National Voter Registration Act.

It allows the U.S. Department of Justice to pursue civil actions against states that violate voter registration practices.

The Iowa State Fair opened with rain this morning.   

The 11-day event is known for large grandstand music performances, amusement park rides, and presidential candidates.

Iowa State Fair President Dave Hoffman says fairgoers should also take time to see some of the 40-thousand exhibits by younger Iowans.

“So if you see one of them, with their exhibit and you like it give them a compliment. Encouragement from all of us is important to them and they are our future.”

Fair officials also say the 4H building will undergo an extensive renovation for next year’s state fair.

The fair will also feature visits from about 20 presidential candidates.

Major League Baseball is going to build it, and the White Sox and Yankees are coming to Iowa.

The Chicago White Sox will play the New York Yankees next summer at the site in eastern Iowa where the movie "Field of Dreams" was filmed, MLB announced today.

The game is set for Aug. 13 in Dyersville, which is about 200 miles west of Chicago.

A temporary 8,000-seat stadium will be built on the site to accommodate the first major league game played in Iowa.