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More 2012: Haley's (falling) comet?

IOWA: “Everybody knows that Iowa is the corn-growing capital of America,” NPR writes. “Agriculture is king. And that means a top item on your campaign itinerary has to be the annual Iowa State Fair.”

SOUTH CAROLINA: Gov. Nikki Haley’s controversial recent votes, including one to veto state funds for election operations (which was overruled) haven’t endeared her to other state legislators, Politico writes. “If Haley’s got her eyes on going straight for the 2016 presidential race, that’s five years for the state legislators to box her in on legislation, budget measures and other issues that will build out precisely the kind of record she’d want to avoid.”

“Supporters of South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint are quietly organizing a Republican presidential forum slated for sometime around Labor Day,” CNN reports. “The event would be more of a question-and-answer session rather than a debate. Candidates will be asked to offer concrete plans for fixing the debt and growing the economy, according to one person involved in the planning.”