Presidential Hopefuls Continue to Flock to Iowa

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Two Republicans are kicking off a very busy political weekend in Iowa.

2012 Iowa Caucus winner Rick Santorum and Dr. Ben Carson will be in eastern Iowa Wednesday.

Santorum is making stops in Maquoketa, Clinton, Anamosa and Tipton while Carson is planning to visit Dubuque and Decorah.

Thursday former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is holding events in the metro. The Democrat will be at the Las Americas Trinity United Methodist Church in Des Moines at 2:30 p.m. He’ll also be stopping at the Urbandale Medicap Pharmacy on Douglas Avenue at 4:15 p.m.

O’Malley will join the four other Democratic candidates for the Hall of Fame dinner Thursday night at the Cedar Rapids Convention Center. It is the biggest gathering of Democratic candidates this election cycle.

On Saturday several Republican presidential hopefuls will be in Ames for the annual Family Leader Summit at Stephens Auditorium. The event lasts all day.

Dr. Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz, Frank Gaffney, Lindsey Graham, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sen. Marco Rubio, Gov. Rick Perry, Sen. Rick Santorum, Donald Trump, and Gov. Scott Walker are among the speakers scheduled to attend.