Until this past weekend, what I knew about the Ames Straw Poll was limited to textbook knowledge. I knew it was a vote of Iowa Republicans, taken on a Saturday in August on years there is an undecided Republican candidate for President.
This year I decided to drive to Ames with my husband and the Political CHIPS camera to see what I could learn. I'm so glad I made the trip. Meeting on the beautiful campus of Iowa State University, it wasn't hard to find the action.…Continue