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Inside Iowa: Voters describe what they want in a candidate

By Evan Vucci, Associated Press

There's nothing quite like the political spectacle that gets put on here in Iowa every four years. You spend endless hours driving to small town coffee shops, firehouses, and American Legion halls chasing the candidates that are vying for the Presidency.

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Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, accompanied by his wife Callista, makes remarks during a campaign stop in Independence, Iowa, Monday, Jan. 2.

There is a saying that "You can't fake Iowa." Iowans expect politicians to get out and meet them face to face, shake hands, and answer questions. The best moments covering campaigns happen when the façade of the campaign breaks down, and real interactions take place. I was curious about what Iowans are looking for in a year when one candidate hasn't broken away from the pack. Watch the video below to see what I found. (Follow Evan Vucci on Twitter)

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