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Iowa: Caucuses could have record turnout

Posted at 4:20 PM on January 1, 2012 by Emily Kaiser
Filed under: Iowa

Politico Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen is predicting a record year in Iowa.

He appeared on Face the Nation Sunday to talk about the Tuesday caucuses:

"We'll set a record on Tuesday night," Allen said. "The last time, [there were] 119,000 people in 2008, Republicans coming out. They said there could be as many as 140,000 this time because of the excitement of all these candidates and because it's nice weather... We came here without overcoats."


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