Date set for ALL IMPORTANT Ames Straw Poll--8/11/07
The Iowa Republican Party has selected Aug. 11, 2007, as the date for the Ames straw poll - a signature event for GOP presidential candidates running in the state's leadoff nominating caucuses.
. . . The straw poll is a nationally publicized event, noteworthy as the first measure of candidate strength in Iowa.
In August 1999, a record 25,000 Republicans turned out for the straw poll, which was won by George W. Bush, then the governor of Texas.
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