Judy Davidson, Scott County Republican Party Chairman
I read with concern the editorial “Let the straw poll expire” and respectfully disagree with this sentiment. I fully support the 2015 Iowa Straw Poll.
The Straw Poll is an event for political grassroots participation at its finest. It gives Iowans the opportunity to meet with and hear from the presidential candidates.
Conversely, it also provides a forum for the candidates to hear directly from Iowans. Those who attended the Iowa GOP’s Lincoln Dinner on May 16 got a glimpse of straw poll activity at the post-dinner receptions held by all of the candidates. Attendees were able to visit one-on-one with Gov. Bobby Jindal, Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump, Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Rick Santorum, Sen. Lindsey Graham, and Gov. Rick Perry. It was a wonderful opportunity for the candidates and the voters to meet and personally discuss issues of importance.
The 2015 Iowa Straw Poll will give Iowans this same kind of personal interaction with the candidates but on a much grander scale.
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