Campaign season kicks off with Iowa State Fair

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Bernie Sanders speaks to thousands of people during his remarks at the Des Moines Register's political soapbox at the 2015 Iowa State Fair. Photo credit: Phil Roeder/CC 2.0, via Flickr

The annual Iowa State Fair is known as the unofficial start to campaign season. Nearly all of the 2020 candidates are in Des Moines, feasting on fried food and fraternizing with potential voters, even though the state's caucuses are months away.