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Iowa is so crowded with politicians that Marco Rubio’s plane got stuck in traffic behind Hillary Clinton’s plane.


With the Iowa caucuses less than a month away, primary candidates in both parties have understandably been flocking to the state. The Des Moines Register’s candidate tracker shows that Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, and Marco Rubio have 13 events between them in the state today. A Politico story on Rubio’s recent uptick in private flights reveals a hidden consequence of all that campaigning: 

On Tuesday, Rubio’s plane was trapped in the most unusual of airplane traffic jams in Mason City, Iowa.

“We get to the airport and it’s really icy so the plane can only leave a certain way but there’s another plane parked in the way and they tell us you cannot take off until this plane moves,” Rubio recounted to the audience at his next stop, in Fort Dodge. “So we’re sitting there waiting and, suddenly, these four cars pull up. Suburbans. The doors open. Do you know who was on that plane? Do you know who made me late to this event? Hillary Clinton!”

The chance to make Clinton out as a nefarious plane-delayer probably made Rubio’s tardiness worth it.