Democrat 2020 candidates turn up for Iowa Steak Fry

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Candidates seeking the Democratic Party's nomination to fight President Donald Trump's re-election bid in 2020 have gathered for an event in Iowa.

The Polk County Steak Fry comes less than five months ahead of the state's caucuses - the first to take place nationwide in each presidential election.

Event organisers said more than 12,000 people attended the fundraiser.

Of the 19 Democrats left in the running, 17 spoke on Saturday.

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image captionSenator Kamala Harris danced her way into the Steak Fry on Saturday
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image captionMs Harris was not the only one to enter to music, with Senator Amy Klobuchar also marching in accompanied by drummers
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image captionCandidates got a chance to show off their skill on the grill, with former Vice President Joe Biden flashing a smile for the cameras
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image captionCandidates laid out their policies to the crowds, including Senator Bernie Sanders...
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image captionSenator Elizabeth Warren...
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image captionFormer congressman Beto O'Rourke...
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image caption...and Mayor Pete Buttigieg
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image captionBut there was still time to greet supporters - or in Senator Cory Booker's case, stop for a selfie
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image captionPlenty of food accompanied the political speeches
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image captionThe rain did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd
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image captionMore than 12,000 people attended - a record number, organisers said
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image captionNearly all the Democratic Party hopefuls spoke on Saturday

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