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Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Iowa Republican Straw Poll is happening today on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames. The 32-year old event is also a fundraiser for the Iowa Republican Party.

The straw poll traditionally takes place in August in years without an incumbent Republican president running for re-election. Iowa residents over the age of 18 years old can vote for one of the nine Republican candidates on the straw poll ballot.

Six of the candidates will speak at the event including Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Thaddeus McCotter, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, and Rick Santorum. Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney will also appear on the ballot but aren’t expected to make remarks.

Also today, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) is in South Carolina to speak at the RedState conservative blogger convention in Charleston. Gov. Perry is widely expected to declare his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination. Also participating in the event are South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Sen. Jim DeMint.

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