Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg
Iowa

A Look Inside Bernie Sanders’ Iowa Campaign Headquarters

Volunteers, handwritten signs, and one celebrity sighting inside the nerve center of the candidate’s Iowa operation.

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    A supporter enters Sanders’ Iowa campaign headquarters in Des Moines, on Wednesday, Jan. 27. The headquarters is located in a strip mall, between a Hy-Vee supermarket and an H&R Block.

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    A volunteer unloads campaign materials.

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    A graphic of Sanders’ hair and glasses dominates the space as a Sanders supporter moves a dolly full of boxes. 

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    Volunteers prepare packets ahead of caucus day.

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    Actress Susan Sarandon stands for a photograph with Sanders campaign supporters.

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    Reminders about how to spread the Sanders gospel on social media abound. Sanders’ Facebook page had 2,922,889 likes at the time this slideshow was published. Hillary Clinton’s had 2,312,780. Donald Trump’s had 5,480,881.

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    Supporters work amid piles of campaign materials. A tub of animal crackers and another of mints offer volunteers motivation.

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    Tally sheets rest on clipboards ahead of caucus day.

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    A hand-drawn poster leans against a wall. 

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    Talking points on policy issues are handwritten on multicolored construction paper.

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    Various Sanders memes cover a wall.

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    Volunteers make phone calls, urging supporters to show up on caucus day and inquiring whether they have rides. The volunteers, expecting a lot of caucus-goers to show up unregistered, plead with them to arrive early—doors close at 7 p.m., and then the caucusing begins.

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    A painting of Sanders adorns a whiteboard.