"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.
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