IOWA — We’ve spent a lot of time in Iowa, talking to candidates and people. And we keep hearing that this year is about two things.
First: which candidate can beat President Trump. And second: where candidates fall on a few fundamental issues that have come to define our country, including climate change, immigration, the rising cost of going to college, and health care.
For episode 10 of VICE News podcast, “Uncommitted: Iowa 2020,” which drops Tuesdays on Spotify, host Antonia Hylton reintroduces us to three Iowans who all plan to caucus for very different reasons.
There’s Laura Hubka, an ultrasound technician and Democratic party chair in Howard County, a rural area that flipped the most dramatically from voting for President Obama in 2008 and 2012 to President Donald Trump in 2016. Hubka’s on a mission to figure out why her neighbors voted for Trump and what, if anything, could bring them back to the Democratic party.