GOP presidential hopefuls scout Iowa months ahead of caucus (includes video story)

As we approach the 2024 presidential elections and GOP candidates hit campaign trails, many have focused on Iowa.

Just this past week, former Vice President Mike Pence held a meet-and-greet at a local coffee shop in Independence, Iowa. Saturday, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke at separate events before attending the Annual Faith and Freedom Coalition Event. 

The annual fall banquet featured ten GOP presidential hopefuls, gunning to be the nominee to take on President Biden next year. Candidates were asked about various topics, including abortion, education, faith and the Biden impeachment inquiry. 

When asked about her view on abortion, Haley said, “Can’t we all agree that we should ban late-term abortions? Can’t we all agree that we should encourage adoptions and good quality adoptions? Can’t we all agree that doctors and nurses who don’t believe in abortions shouldn’t have to perform them?”

The Iowa caucuses are held every presidential election year before any other state in the country holds its primaries. Caucus night is set for Jan. 15 of next year. 

The next GOP primary debate will take place before then in Miami, according to the Republican National Committee. 

Kenya Cardonne is a senior at Florida International University majoring in Digital Communications + Multimedia Production with a Minor in Art. She enjoys producing all forms of art including film and photography while aspiring to grow in the T.V. industry.