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Iowa Straw Poll

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Iowa Straw Poll

Iowa Straw Poll

Iowa Straw Poll

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Host Howard Berkes talks with Ames Tribune weekly columnist James Flansburg. He was partly responsible for the creation of the Iowa straw poll 24 years ago. The event will be held this weekend, but Flansburg says it's now worthless.

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