About 300 people turned out in Newton Saturday night to hear Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who is on a two-day weekend campaign swing through the state. Sanders drew cheers with his populist message, including criticizing income inequality.
Elizabeth Gaffney, a high school teacher from Baxter, has already heard Bernie Sanders, once in Ames, and again on the soapbox at the State Fair.
She is new to Democratic politics.
“I used to be a Republican,” Gaffney says. “Bernie’s made me a convert.”