Transcript for Candidates jostle for position 2 weeks before Iowa caucuses
As the impeachment trial ramps up, so of course, is the race for the white house. We are just two weeks away from the critical Iowa caucuses. The first votes in the country, Rachel Scott is on the ground in Des Moines, Iowa with the state of the race. Good morning, Rachel. Reporter: Good morning, robin. We are in the final stretch, and this is traditionally when all the candidates would be camped out in key early states, but that senate impeachment trial has scrambled the plans for the democratic senators in this race who are now forced to split their time between Washington and the campaign trail. The democratic senators running for president blitzing through key early voting states and making their final pitch before that impeachment trial begins. It's mostly about getting out there any moment you can. I don't need much sleep. I can get by with very little Reporter: The schedules for the four senators upended two weeks ahead of the Iowa caucuses. We need to how I say jiggle our schedule very significantly because I'll be spending a lot of time in D.C. Reporter: Bernie Sanders bracing for a busy Wednesday. After the trial traveling 1,700 miles to make a nighttime rally in Iowa, and then straight back to D.C. While those senators are serving as jurors, those rivals will be making their case to voters. How critical is a win in the first two contests for your campaign? Oh, I think it will do well. Reporter: In this critical stretch, the two leading Progressives are facing fallout over that interpretation. I think you called me a liar on national TV? A what? I think you called me a liar on national TV? Let's not do it now. Jend do you think gender is an on stk ale? Yes. I'm 70 years of age. That's a problem. I have no further comment on this. I have been friends with Bernie for a long time. Reporter: A four-way race has emerged between the front-runners here in Iowa, but not one candidate has been able to top the polls. It's anyone's contest to win. It is. A "New York Times" board endorsing both Warren and klobuchar? Reporter: That's right, robin. "The New York Times" editorial board met with several candidates and decided to back the two female senators in this race. Senator klobuchar calling it an honor and senator Elizabeth Warren tweeting that the two women are now undefeated in both elections and "New York Times" endorsements. Robin? She's using that line. Never seen that before. Thank you.
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