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Terry Branstad: Time to kill Iowa Straw Poll

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After 33 years, the Ames Straw Poll should be scrapped, says the state's Republican governor.

“I think the straw poll has outlived its usefulness,” Gov. Terry Branstad told the Wall Street Journal of the Iowa Republican tradition. “It has been a great fundraiser for the party but I think its days are over.”