Vice presidential hopefuls Pence, Kaine coming to Iowa Monday

Kaine to speak in Ames, Pence visiting Mason City, Dubuque

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CEDAR RAPIDS — Both major party vice-presidential candidates will be campaigning in Iowa Monday.

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia will speak at Iowa State University in Ames about 2 p.m. and Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence will visit Mason City and Dubuque.

According to the Hillary for Iowa campaign, Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton, will talk about what’s at stake in the 2016 election and urge Iowans to vote early starting Sept. 29. They will discuss Hillary Clinton’s vision an economy that works for everyone.

They also will have a special focus on involving young voters in their campaign and how the Clinton agenda will support them, including her plan to make college debt-free for all Americans.

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Pence will have a town-hall meeting at 3 p.m., at Music Man Square in Mason City. He’ll also have a 7 p.m. rally at Giese Manufacturing in Dubuque.

Iowa is considered a swing state in this presidential election. The polls for the most part have shown the race to be tight here.

However, a Monmouth University poll Sept. 15 showed Republican nominee Donald Trump leading Clinton by 8 percentage points. The poll average shows Trump leading in Iowa by 4.3 percentage points.

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