CEDAR RAPIDS — Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls voiced a broad consensus Saturday to spend at least $2 trillion on a national infrastructure plan.

Although they were less definitive about how to fund their plans and where the money would be spent, their message at a “Conversation about Infrastructure and Jobs” forum co-hosted by Iowa U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer and seven labor unions was clear: Rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure goes hand-in-hand with rebuilding the middle class.

That means jobs for union members and as Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar explained, “When union workers do better, everyone does better.”

One after the other, New Jersey U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, California U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, South

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