DES MOINES, Iowa — Hourlong lines in the cold, authorized and unauthorized Make America Great Again merchandise, highly produced “how to caucus” videos — former President Donald Trump may be the messenger, but he has undisputedly inspired a movement.
That is what Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley are up against in Iowa as Trump averages a 30 percentage point advantage on his primary opponents before the Republican Party’s 2024 opening nominating contest on Monday.
Before Trump’s Mason City rally last weekend, Debbie Neuberger, who read about the campaign stop in “the newspaper,” underscored how most of the people packed into the North Iowa Events Center were for the former president and “they’re going to vote, vote, vote.”
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