California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) will campaign for fellow Californian Sen. Kamala Harris (D) in Iowa this month as the White House hopeful looks to build support for her presidential bid in the early voting state.
Newsom, who endorsed Harris for president in February, will campaign at a series of events Dec. 14-15, her campaign announced Monday.
Newsom is expected to tout Harris’s “record of fighting for justice and her plans as president to fight for economic justice, reproductive justice, and health care justice,” the campaign said.
Newsom will lead a canvass launch for Harris in Des Moines, in addition to other events like hosting an “LGBTQ Rights Conversation.” He also will lead a canvass launch in Cedar Rapids and host a “Climate Action House Party” in Coralville.
Newsom’s campaigning comes as Harris falls further behind top-tier candidates in Iowa ahead of the Feb. 3 caucus.
A RealClearPolitics average of polling in Iowa has Harris at 3.3 percent, trailing South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg by more than 20 points. She’s ranked sixth among the Democrats, behind Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), based on the polling average.