2012

GOP Candidates Debate in Iowa

Eight GOP candidates participated in a Republican debate in Iowa Thursday night ahead of the Ames Straw Poll to be held in the state Saturday. The night was full of heated exchanges, most notably between Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty over a vote to raise a tobacco fee in Minnesota. Pawlenty tried to go on the attack against Romney like he failed to do in the last debate, while Newt Gingrich assailed the moderators’ questions and Ron Paul yelled at the top of his lungs that the U.S. should withdraw from foreign conflicts.