The Iowa straw poll and other bad political traditions

Iowa’s presidential straw poll, a political tradition dating back to 1979, is now dead. The Iowa Republican Party cancelled this year’s event after getting a lukewarm response to it from many of the Republican presidential candidates. Iowa GOP Chair Jeff Kaufmann explained what happened in a statement to the Des Moines Register: “We set the [More]

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The Iowa straw poll and other bad political traditions

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