The wife of Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday it's past time for Iowans to elect a woman to a top post. Jill Biden said 14 Democratic women have run for governor or federal office, but none has been elected.
She's said those positions could benefit from a woman's perspective.
Biden spoke at a private fundraiser in Des Moines for Christie Vilsack, the wife of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. She's challenging Republican incumbent Steve King, who's served five terms representing the 4th Congressional District.
About 320 people attended the event, which also honored Iowa women in politics.