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August 08, 2014


Iowa GOP Hopes Shake Up Draws More Candidates

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) "has spent the past year leading an effort to seize control of his state party, hoping to send a message that the kickoff presidential caucuses will be welcoming to all 2016 GOP hopefuls," the AP reports.

"But as conservative prospects flood the state for a major annual gathering of evangelical Christians this weekend, it's not clear whether the party makeover will make Iowa more attractive to a mainstream GOP contender. Evangelicals, tea partiers and libertarians remain strong in Iowa, which has been difficult terrain for more moderate Republicans in recent presidential cycles."












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