"I think it is detrimental for any campaign to skip the opportunity presented in Ames and I disagree with Governor Branstad about ending our Iowa Straw Poll," Iowa Republican Party chairman A.J. Spiker said in a statement."
Iowa's GOP governor pushes to ditch the straw poll →
"There are ways to grow our party, but its growth will require rethinking the proper role of government," said Iowa GOP Chairman A.J. Spiker, a conservative Catholic.
Top GOP voices calling for change →