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Bachmann and Pawlenty have a lot riding on this month’s Ames straw poll

In just over a week, thousands of Republican activists from across Iowa will descend on Ames for the Republican presidential straw poll. The exercise will have no concrete bearing on who ultimately wins the GOP presidential nomination. In fact, it’s often derided as a political beauty contest with candidates practically bribing participants to support them with offers of free bus rides, food, entertainment and air-conditioned tents.

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