12/28/2011 10:27 am ET

Debates Take Place Of Voter Contact In Iowa

With six days left for Iowa Republicans to select their presidential favorite, pop into several of Iowa's 99 counties, and you can see the caucus season has changed this year.

Whether you are on West Des Moines' 13-mile Grand Avenue corridor or in neighborhoods around Iowa City, Johnston or Cedar Falls, political signs are scarce, (although Ron Paul seems to be an exception) and campaign visits are infrequent. Flick on the radio or television or get on Facebook or YouTube, though, and suddenly the candidates are everywhere.

"I think my impression is the great deal of the campaign is being done by television ads," said Virginia Soelberg, a Johnston resident, who said she hasn't received any robocalls or political flyers in the mail this year.

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