GOP Frontrunners Make Stops In Iowa This Week

Statewide Iowa — The two Republican presidential candidates who are leading in the polls will be in Iowa this week.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will hold events Tuesday and Wednesday, then former President Donald Trump will be in Iowa Thursday.

Although Trump and DeSantis are considered the front runners for the GOP nomination for President in 2024, Iowa Republican caucus-goers are looking at other candidates, too.

Dozens of GOP candidates have shown up at meetings of the West Side Conservative Club over the past 14 years.

Ernie Rudolph, who helps run the group says this time most likely caucus-goers are already making initial decisions.

Andy Finzer, who voted for the first time in 2016 for Donald Trump might do so again, but he is keeping his options open at this point.

About 1,200 people heard from eight candidates at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition spring fundraiser. One of the attendees, Dave Benson of Grinnell said he is looking for a candidate he can trust. He voted for Trump, but is not happy with Trump at this point in time.

Barbara Smalley is planning to caucus for Trump.

Lois Taber attended a DeSantis event earlier this year, and likes what the Florida governor has to say. She says she liked what Trump did, but . . .

She did assure that if Trump wins the GOP nomination, he has her vote in the 2024 general election.




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