BOONE, Iowa –The Iowa Republican Party held a meeting Thursday to discuss this year’s Iowa Straw Poll.
Representatives for seven presidential hopefuls were at the meeting. That included people for Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, Carly Fiorina, and Rick Perry.
It gives more of a sign for who will and will not be participating. Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee have already said they will not participate.
The party is trying to re-vamp the Straw Poll in the hopes of making it more viable.
The August event will be held in Boone at the Central Iowa Expo grounds.