The Best Political Snapchats from the Iowa State Fair

The Iowa State Fair, held in Des Moines, is a beacon of American heartland culture. Fried food, things made of butter, cattle shows, pies, horseshoe pitching and all manners of crafting are on display. In the early months of the race, it’s a perfect softball showcase to display your “gameness” and ability to, you know, interact with the electorate. And while you’re at it, why not broadcast your activities on social media so the public can witness your folksiness in action? Below are my favorite Iowa State Fair snaps so far.

Lindsey Graham (lindseygrahamsc) stands in front of (what appears to be) a butter sculpture of a cow.


Marco Rubio (marcorubio16) plays catch with his kids. I have to hand it to Rubio’s social intern–he or she really seems to know how to use the medium.


Another snap from Rubio. His social media intern should be offered a full-time job. The snap below looks like a real “fly on the wall” moment–the kind of stuff that works best on Snapchat.


This last one is from Scott Walker (govscottwalker). His Snapchat game is pretty good; occasionally there are some weird angles or boring speech clips where you’re too far to hear what he’s saying. The one here is a little awkward. (Is Walker sneezing or overcome with emotion?)



Author: feliciagreiff

Hi, I'm Felicia. I graduated from the University of Missouri Journalism School with a minor in English. I'm a social media and content manager in ad tech.

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