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Iowans brave cold, wet weather to meet the candidates

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Left to right, Dan Greteman and his daughter Kiran Greteman, 9, of West Des Moines; David Lister of Cumming, Georgia; and Greg Finch and his children Lizzy Finch, 8, and Ben Finch, 7, of Waukee, Iowa, wait for the arrival of former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney before the start of a campaign rally at a Hy Vee supermarket Dec. 30, in West Des Moines, Iowa. Despite cold wind and rain, hundreds of Romney supporters came out to see the candidate just days before the "first in the nation" Iowa Caucuses.

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Marcella Yochum, center, and her son Scott Yochum of West Des Moines take shelter under a camoflauge sleeping bag while waiting for the arrival of former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney before the start of a campaign rally at a Hy Vee supermarket December 30, 2011 in West Des Moines, Iowa.