SEVERE WX : Special Weather Statement View Alerts

Michael Avenatti heads to Iowa

Michael Avenatti, the combative lawyer ...

Posted: Jul 26, 2018 5:47 PM
Updated: Jul 26, 2018 5:47 PM

Michael Avenatti, the combative lawyer who represents adult film star Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump, will speak next month at a Iowa Democratic fundraising dinner, a frequent stop for potential presidential candidates.

Avenatti, a lawyer who has become ubiquitous presence on television and Twitter in recent months, confirmed the appearance to CNN and his photo and bio are now featured on the Wing Ding website.

"I'll be at the Wing Ding," the lawyer said.

The August 10 dinner in Clear Lake, Iowa -- known for its fried chicken wings and presidential politics -- is a grassroots fundraiser for county Democratic parties and has become a popular stop for Democrats considering running for President.

Avenatti has previously said that he would consider running for President in 2020 if he felt like other Democratic candidates were unable to defeat Trump.

Avenatti told CNN earlier this month that he is qualified to run "because I have three things this president lacks: Brains, heart and courage."

On Wednesday, he said that he had not decided whether to actually run.

"I have not decided what I'm gonna do honestly. I'm meeting with a lot of people. I'm looking at the potential field of candidates. I am hopeful that Donald Trump will not be in office to run in 2020," he said. "If he is, the Democratic Party has to be very smart as to who they nominate. He should not be underestimated."

Maryland Rep. John Delaney, who has announced he is running for president, and Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, another potential presidential contender, are both slated to speak at the 2018 dinner.

John Colombo, vice chairman of the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding, confirmed that Avenatti would speak at the event and said the lawyer asked to make an appearance.

"He indicated to one of our state party members that he would be interested in speaking, and the Wing Ding Committee then extended the offer to him," Colombo said Wednesday.

Avenatti also said he will start to dip his toe into 2018 politics, too, and said the Wing Ding likely won't be his only stop this year.

"I have been asked to assist some congressional candidates running in November at various rallies," he told CNN, noting that he's been asked to speak at fundraisers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Iowa.

Avenatti represents Daniels, who earlier this year alleged that she had an affair with Trump in 2006, drawing the President into a legal fight about whether the adult film star should be able to publicly tell her story despite signing a non disclosure agreement.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 560450

Reported Deaths: 7122
CountyCasesDeaths
Hennepin1167211690
Ramsey48313858
Dakota42928423
Anoka38965419
Washington25195274
Stearns21198219
St. Louis16926298
Scott16187118
Wright14964128
Olmsted1282897
Sherburne1072580
Carver993045
Clay787390
Rice7701102
Blue Earth704240
Kandiyohi631381
Crow Wing624286
Chisago554750
Otter Tail547673
Benton536697
Mower453032
Goodhue448572
Douglas446071
Winona439549
Nobles401948
Morrison397559
McLeod397255
Isanti382559
Itasca379053
Beltrami375457
Polk367967
Steele366214
Becker359448
Lyon349748
Carlton331152
Freeborn329629
Pine313821
Nicollet310343
Brown295639
Mille Lacs285450
Le Sueur273822
Todd270030
Cass252526
Meeker239137
Waseca231921
Martin215230
Wabasha20003
Roseau198319
Hubbard174441
Renville172943
Dodge17253
Redwood166735
Houston162714
Cottonwood158221
Fillmore15229
Pennington151519
Chippewa147537
Wadena145821
Faribault145519
Sibley137110
Kanabec133622
Aitkin129436
Watonwan12609
Rock123419
Jackson118210
Yellow Medicine111319
Pipestone110526
Pope10386
Murray10319
Swift100418
Marshall85817
Stevens83310
Lake78819
Clearwater78514
Koochiching77813
Wilkin77312
Lac qui Parle73922
Big Stone5764
Lincoln5613
Grant5528
Norman5229
Mahnomen5178
Unassigned48678
Kittson46822
Red Lake3877
Traverse3625
Lake of the Woods3073
Cook1480

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 359450

Reported Deaths: 5839
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk56274608
Linn20392330
Scott19245236
Black Hawk15611306
Woodbury14960221
Johnson1415481
Dubuque13196203
Dallas1094596
Pottawattamie10804162
Story1035747
Warren559186
Clinton541791
Cerro Gordo524987
Webster508792
Sioux507873
Marshall477575
Muscatine463297
Des Moines443165
Wapello4255121
Buena Vista422140
Jasper408470
Plymouth398779
Lee369255
Marion355775
Jones293455
Henry286837
Carroll280152
Bremer279860
Crawford262840
Boone259633
Benton251155
Washington249850
Dickinson243743
Mahaska225750
Jackson218942
Kossuth213763
Clay212325
Tama206971
Delaware204539
Winneshiek194933
Page190721
Buchanan189031
Cedar185023
Fayette183541
Hardin181942
Wright180635
Hamilton178449
Harrison176673
Clayton167355
Butler162734
Mills159020
Cherokee157738
Floyd156242
Lyon155341
Madison154819
Poweshiek153233
Allamakee149351
Iowa146224
Hancock144234
Winnebago136931
Grundy135532
Cass135154
Calhoun133411
Jefferson131235
Emmet129940
Shelby129037
Sac128419
Louisa127349
Appanoose126747
Mitchell125441
Union123332
Chickasaw122715
Guthrie118529
Humboldt118426
Franklin113121
Palo Alto111323
Howard102922
Montgomery101537
Unassigned10040
Clarke98524
Keokuk95031
Monroe94528
Ida90133
Adair84832
Pocahontas84121
Monona81430
Davis79924
Osceola77116
Greene76710
Lucas75723
Worth7138
Taylor65412
Fremont6169
Decatur5919
Van Buren55518
Ringgold53624
Wayne52123
Audubon4969
Adams3314
Rochester/St. Mary'S
Partly Cloudy
60° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 60°
Mason City
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 61°
Albert Lea
Partly Cloudy
61° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 61°
Austin
Partly Cloudy
61° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 61°
Charles City
Partly Cloudy
61° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 61°
Sunny and pleasant for Earth Day on Thursday
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Aaron's Evening Forecast (4/21/21)

Image

Aaron's Evening Forecast (4/20/21)

Image

Bulls defeat Grizzlies in Fraser Cup Final

Image

Bruins continue fight for playoff bid

Image

Aaron's Evening Forecast (4/19/21)

Image

Sean's Weather 4/19

Image

Mayo Clinic Doctor creates art for patients

Image

Electric car show

Image

Walk a Block

Image

Cleaning up Chester Woods

Community Events