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  • "I'm carrying the flag — no way are we going to end the Ames straw poll," Mr. Schmidt said. "It does everything: it gives candidates a chance to show they can organize, make speeches, put on a display, hire a caterer, hire a band. It raises a lot of money for the Iowa Republican Party, and if you can do that and have a great time, why would you kill it?"

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  • "Let's have Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie debate each other at the Ames Straw Poll. I'm serious," Mr. Schmidt said. "The Democrats might think it's kind of tacky to copy the Republicans, but they're missing an opportunity to piggyback on a great event."

    Iowa's GOP governor pushes to ditch the straw poll →

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