Montana’s Governor Steve Bullock made his first stop in Iowa as an official democratic candidate for president.
Bullock hosted a meet-and-greet at Baked Beer and Bread Company in Davenport this afternoon.
He told the crowd that democrats need to win back some of the places lost to republicans.
Bullock spoke about the economy and what he did as a democratic governor in red-state Montana.
“I may be the only one in this field that won in a Trump state, when trump was on the ballot,” he said. “People want in this time of division, that government can work. I’ve been able to get democrats and republicans together to make it work in Montana which isn’t that much different than the state of Iowa.”
Bullock isn’t daunted by joining a crowded field of 23 democratic candidates who are running for president.
“I think it’s exciting that many people are jumping in, there’s real excitement in Iowa and across the country. I’ll present what I’ve done and what I think i can do, and we’ll put it in the hands of voters and caucusgoers.”
Bullock made stops in Clinton and Maquoketa earlier in the morning.