As the first state to choose a Republican and a Democratic presidential candidate, Iowa is a special in each presidential election cycle. Hopefuls flock to the state, giving Iowans personalized, up-close attention that other states do not receive. But it wasn't just the Presidential hopefuls who flocked to the state in late January. Iowa attracts all types of political tourists in the buildup to caucus night.
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