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Mulling presidential bid, Stormy Daniels' lawyer speaks in Iowa: 'When they go low ... we hit harder'

Mulling presidential bid, Stormy Daniels' lawyer speaks in Iowa: 'When they go low ... we hit harder'

Michael Avenatti, the self-styled provocateur taking on the president for porn actress Stormy Daniels, has told Iowa Democrats that the party needs a bare-knuckle fighter to take back the White House.

It's a role he is considering filling himself.

In a political scene unthinkable just months ago, Avenatti was the closing speaker at the Democratic Wing Ding in Clear Lake, Iowa, a traditional stop for presidential hopefuls. His remarks came after a tour through the early-voting state that included a visit to the state fair and meetings with key Democratic officials.

"What I fear for this Democratic Party that I love is that we have a tendency to bring nail clippers to...

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