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Watch the Iowa Presidential Primary Candidate Forums

Events featured 17 hopefuls seeking the Democratic nomination

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spinner image photos of candidates Tulsi Gabbard, John Delaney, and Michael Bennet at the July 17 Iowa forum

AARP sponsored a series of forums across Iowa where 17 Democratic hopefuls provided their views on the issues that matter most to the 50-plus electorate -- drug prices, Medicare, Social Security and more. See the recaps below:


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Des Moines, July 15

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New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Vice President Joe Biden


Bettendorf, July 16

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and California Sen. Kamala Harris 


Cedar Rapids, July 17

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Maryland Rep. John Delaney and Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet


Sioux City, July 19

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, author Marianne Williamson, Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang


Council Bluffs, July 20

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg discuss the issues that matter the most to older Americans.

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