Will the Iowa Straw Poll Survive?

The storied event has its fans, but some Republicans believe it’s a money-grabbing exercise that’s “outlived its usefulness.”

AMES, IA - AUGUST 13: Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) greets her supporters after winning the Iowa Straw Poll outside the Hilton Coliseum at Iowa State University August 13, 2011 in Ames, Iowa. Nine GOP presidential candidates competed for votes in the Iowa Straw Poll, an important step for gaining momentum in a crowded field of hopefuls. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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