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Iowa Republicans Politics

FILE - In this July 19, 2013 file photo, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to local residents during a fundraising picnic for the Iowa Republican Party in Des Moines, Iowa. Potential presidential candidates' recent burst of Iowa visits belies this reality: No one has started to do the serious spadework of preparing for a 2016 White House run in this important state. Lesser-known Republicans, on the other hand, are looking to position themselves from the outset. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

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