Trump, Cruz, Sanders rally in Iowa ahead of New Hampshire primary
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New Hampshire Sen. Bernie Sanders and New Hampshire Gov.
Maggie Hassan have held rallies in Iowa, the latest sign that the Iowa caucus season is heating up and could prove to be a crucial test of the candidates’ ability to gain traction in the Granite State.
Both candidates held rallies on Monday night in Cedar Rapids, according to a news release from the Iowa Democratic Party.
Sanders, who was endorsed by former President Barack Obama in 2012, will make a stop in Cedar Falls at the American Legion Post #3.
The rally will take place at the Cedar Rapids Arena.
Hassan, who has been endorsed by Clinton, will hold a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Ames.
Sanders is also set to make a visit to Des Moines later this week.
Both Sanders and Hassan have made appearances in Iowa in recent days, but Hassan was not in the state during the caucuses.
The first-term senator has not yet endorsed a candidate.
The Hawkeye State has become a battleground state in the 2016 presidential contest.
Sanders, the front-runner, has held rallies there every day this week, and he has been campaigning heavily in Iowa over the past few weeks.
The caucuses, which take place Saturday, will be the first of the nominating contests to occur since the March 2 deadline for candidates to file their campaign finance reports.
Sanders and the Vermont senator have both received substantial amounts of money from the nation’s largest unions and big corporations, which have endorsed them in recent weeks.
But in Iowa and elsewhere, the candidates have faced challenges from independent and third-party candidates.
Sanders’ campaign received less than $100,000 in the first quarter of this year, compared to Clinton’s campaign’s $3.7 million.
And both campaigns have had to spend tens of millions of dollars on ads in recent months to gain ground.
New Hampshire Sen. Bernie Sanders and New Hampshire Gov.Maggie Hassan have held rallies in Iowa, the latest sign that the…