Mitt Skipping Iowa Straw Poll

2007 Ames winner saving his cash for the primaries
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2011 1:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – Mitt Romney is going to skip the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa this summer, along with every other straw poll in the country. The Iowa poll is seen as a crucial test of a campaign's strength, but Romney campaign officials say they plan to save resources for winning primaries and caucuses, ABC News reports. Romney won the 2007 Ames poll after spending $1 million last time around, but went on to lose the caucuses, Politico notes. (Read more Ames, Iowa stories.)

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