More than a dozen of Iowa’s state and federal candidates take the stage at the Iowa State Fair, hoping to spread their message and gain support. Attracting thousands of Iowans across the state, many come to the fair for the food and fun. However, the foot long corn dog and cow made of butter isn’t the only entertainment the fair has to offer.
An Iowa tradition called the Political Soapbox gives Iowa’s 2022 political candidates a microphone, a stage and 20 minutes. Put on by the Des Moines Register, Iowans can stop by and listen to candidates pitch their agendas.