Faces of Ames

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Aug. 13 2011 8:30 PM

Faces of Ames

AMES, Iowa -- Below, a selection of photos from the straw poll.

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Voters pay a little attention to a repeat of Rick Perry's speech.

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Ron Paul voters listen to their man.

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Thaddeus McCotter: 35 votes, but a lot of fun.

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Peter Singleton, Sarah Palin's (unofficial) man in Iowa.

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Pawlenty's voters skewed young; he made an appeal to them at the Greek triangle last night.

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The Gingriches made a quick appearance early in the day, despite not officially campaigning here; he polled better than expected.

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Ideologically correct fun.

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Kids find a way to be entertained by the air conditioning in the Bachmann tent.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

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