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Cloud of Uncertainty over Iowa Straw Poll

Like many Iowa Republicans, some of my greatest political memories are associated with the Iowa Straw Poll. I worked my first Straw Poll at the age of 22 in 1999. It was terrifying waiting for my buses full of Steve Forbes’ s...
by Craig Robinson

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Huckabee announces decision to forego Iowa Straw Poll, focus on Iowa Caucuses

Huckabee: “If conservatives are divided and we lose the Iowa caucuses next year, there will be no winners.” Little Rock, Ark. – In an editorial published today in the Des Moines Register, 2016 presidential can...
by The Iowa Republican


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RPI Makes Changes to May 28th Straw Poll Meeting

Below is an email that was sent to the potential presidential campaigns about the Iowa Straw Poll. We have received a lot of logistical questions since our first email regarding the May 28 meeting. We realized that we need to m...
by The Iowa Republican

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Everyday Iowans Can’t Name Single Hillary Clinton Accomplishment

Hillary Clinton is finding that there are limits not only on her tightly scripted campaign, but her resume as well. The party faithful in Iowa are lukewarm on her candidacy and can’t name a single accomplishment from her time...
by The Iowa Republican


Crunch Time: Straw Poll Decision Required Before May 28 Meeting

Last week, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced that he would not be participating in the Republican Party of Iowa’s Straw Poll, which is scheduled for Saturday, August 8th,at the Central Iowa Expo in Boone. Bush’s de...
by Craig Robinson