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It's caucus season in Iowa, which means nationally known politicians and public figures are getting invited to events left and right.

Among those potentially getting a Democratic audience: Cardi B.

Cardi B is a rapper from the Bronx who topped charts with her 2017 song "Bodak Yellow" and 2018 album "Invasion of Privacy." She'll perform in Des Moines between festivals this May, and local Democrats are hoping she can make some time to talk politics.

Polk County Democrats tweeted that they would host "a reception of her choice" while she's in town.

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"We are definitely serious about this," Sean Bagniewski, the Polk County Democrats chair said.

Right now, the group is trying to reach out to the rapper's social media teams and people in the entertainment industry to figure out how to set something up, Bagniewski said.

More: Why it’s a big deal that Des Moines landed a Cardi B concert this year

The county has invited others from Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Texas legislative candidate Beto O'Rouke to hold events in Des Moines. Even if there's a slim chance Cardi B will respond, Bagniewski said he wanted to make sure they asked.

"Stranger things have happened," he said.

Cardi B has used her stardom to speak about politics in the past: She is outspoken in opposition to President Donald Trump, saying "Vote for Daddy Bernie" in a video in 2016 and later narrating a book on the Trump presidency alongside Hillary Clinton.

She's gotten love back from Democrats: Sen. Bernie Sanders gave her a shout-out on Twitter for speaking about the importance of Social Security in 2018.

While she's not old enough to run for presidency quite yet (Cardi B will hit 35 by the 2028 election), she could speak to younger Democrats who are just "finding their voice" in politics, Bagniewski said.

"She speaks to the new activism in the Democratic Party," he said. "It's a long shot, but a little bit of her presence would go a long way."

 

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