TO: Reporters and Editors
FR: Casey Mills
RE: Ames Straw Poll
DA: Thursday, June 09, 2011
Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn issued the statement below following Governor Romneyâ€™s announcement that he will not participate in the the Ames Straw Poll.
â€œIâ€™ll leave it to the pundits and voters to assess the wisdom of skipping an event of tremendous importance to tens of thousands of Iowa Republicans and caucusgoers.â€
â€œMore than ever, Iowa Republicans are energized and motivated to utilize the Ames Straw Poll as a catalyst toward building a 99-county organization to deny President Obama a second term.â€
â€œIâ€™m encouraged that this grassroots energy, combined with the need for other Presidential campaigns to demonstrate their organizational strength and support, will lead to a very successful Ames Straw Poll in August.â€
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