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Bachmann Wins Iowa Straw Poll, AP Gives It To XXX

Michele Bachmann won the all (read: not really all that) important Iowa Straw Poll.  Unless you read the initial AP dispatch.  Although the first paragraph declares Bachmann the winner, later paragraphs identify XXX as the winner and say XXXX Iowans participated in the poll.

Damn you, Iowa, for holding your straw poll on the weekend, when the journalist A-Team is out eating BBQ.

Saturday’s outcome suggests that XXX has a certain level of support and, perhaps even more important, the strongest get-out-the-vote operation and widest volunteer base in a state whose caucuses require those elements.

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Despite Perry’s best efforts to overshadow the day, the epicenter of the presidential contest was in this Midwestern town, where XXXX Iowans cast ballots during a daylong political festival, a late-summer ritual held every four years.




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