DES MOINES -- What's that? You've lost track of the Republican candidates who are stepping on one another's schedules this week? I have mostly figured out who's doing the damage to who.
Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT -- A series of declared presidential candidates speak at the Iowa State Fair.
Friday, ? - ? -- Sarah Palin arrives at the fair. (Multiple Iowans around the fair have chatted about the rumor when they've learned that I'm a reporter.
Saturday, 1:30 p.m. ET -- Rick Perry gives a speech at the Red State Gathering in Charleston where he's expected to announce a presidential bid.
Saturday, 1:30 p.m. ET -- The speeches begin at the Ames straw poll.
Saturday, 5:00 p.m. ET -- The straw poll ends, with a winner announced when votes are in.
Sunday, ? -- Rick Perry speaks in Waterloo, Iowa.
Sunday, 7:45 p.m. ET -- Michele Bachmann speaks at the Black Hawk County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo.
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