John Delaney, the little-known Maryland congressman running unabashedly for president since last year, will claim an early milestone in the 2020 contest Sunday: Long before most Democrats formally enter the race, he will have campaigned in all 99 counties in Iowa.
The achievement, which Delaney will mark at a Pizza Ranch in rural Carroll County, is largely symbolic. But it serves as a measure of the unusually early, relentless campaign Delaney has been waging. Delaney, a former banker, has already spent more than $1 million advertising in Iowa, the earliest significant investment from a presidential candidate in the state in memory….
Will his early start be enough to let him run with the heavy hitters that will defend on Iowa starting next year?