Campus reporter on the caucus campaign trail

As an Iowan majoring in political science and journalism at the University of South Dakota, I figured I shouldn’t let this opportunity pass.

In the months leading up to the Iowa caucuses, I’ve had the chance observe the circus first-hand as candidates made campaign stops in my own backyard.

I’ve watched the debates and followed the soundbites, but there’s still something special and revealing about seeing a candidate in person. Whether it was Rand Paul or Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio or Hillary Clinton, being in the same room with them reminds you they are real people, not just talking heads on

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