Ben Harper Supports Pete Buttigieg at Iowa Democrats' Liberty and Justice Rally

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Ben Harper performs during Milano Summer Festival at Ippodromo San Siro on July 17, 2019 in Milan, Italy. 

Ben Harper showed his support of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg as musical guest at the Iowa Democrats’ Liberty and Justice Celebration Friday night (Nov. 2).

Performing at a pre-dinner rally held outside Des Moines' Wells Fargo Arena, where the evening's event took place, Harper endorsed Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind.

During opening number "People Lead," he reworked his lyrics: "When Pete takes the lead," he emphasized about the presidential hopeful during the song's chorus.   

Harper also played "With My Own Two Hands" and "Call It What It Is" to the rally crowd.

"Pete Buttigieg for president," he shouted at the end of his set, which can be viewed in the video below.

Also hitting the campaign trail this weekend: New Power Generation joined Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ilhan Omar Sunday (Nov. 3) at a rally at Minneapolis’ Williams Arena. Morris Hayes, NPG keyboardist and musical director, is endorsing Sanders.