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Avenatti pitch in Iowa: 'When they go low ... we hit harder'

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CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) - The self-styled provocateur taking on Donald Trump for porn actress Stormy Daniels has brought his presidential pitch to Iowa, telling Democrats: "When they go low, I say we hit harder."

In a political scene unthinkable just months ago, Michael Avenatti was the closing speaker at Friday's Democratic Wing Ding, 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 party officials.

Avenatti told the crowd: "What I fear for this Democratic Party that I love is that we have a tendency to bring nail clippers to gunfights."

He says: "Tonight I want to suggest a different course. I believe that the Democratic Party must be a party that fights fire with fire."

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