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Iowa Straw Poll Scenes--PICTURES

Stan DeHaan of Orange City, Iowa, plays the part of President Abraham Lincoln at the AARP tent outside the Hilton Coliseum, where Iowans will vote in the Iowa Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday.(PHOTO: CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES)

photo of Ethan Klapper
August 13, 2011

Here's a look at the carnival-like atmosphere that has emerged around the Iowa State University campus as Iowa Republicans headed to the (straw) polls in Ames on Saturday. One straw poll-goers even dressed like Abraham Lincoln. The event is a fundraiser for the Iowa Republican party and is considered an early test for a candidate ahead of the Iowa Caucuses, in January.

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