Howard Dean To Speak At Iowa Labor Convention This Month

AP

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) plans to travel to Iowa later this month to speak at a labor convention, the New York Times reported Thursday.

An aide for Democracy for America, the grassroots progressive PAC Dean founded, told the Times that the former presidential candidate will speak about the group’s efforts to elect more Democrats to state legislatures at the Iowa Federation of Labor convention in Altoona on Aug. 21. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) urged Dean to speak at the convention, according to the aide.

Dean recently told CNN that he would consider launching another presidential bid. 

“This isn’t the last you’ll be hearing of Dean and Democracy for America in Iowa leading up to 2016,” the aide told the Times.

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