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Iowa Straw Poll may live on

Even as GOP leaders attempt to kill it, the Iowa Straw Poll may continue -- in a new form.

The head of the conservative evangelical group Family Leader, Bob Vander Plaats, tells the Des Moines Register that if state GOP leaders get rid of the straw poll, his organization will attempt to fill the gap (including, apparently, holding its own straw poll).