Long-shot Republican presidential candidates look for miracle in Iowa caucuses
Iowa Republicans will head to their caucus locations on Jan. 15 to cast their vote for president and kick off the national primary process.
Seven candidates are seeking the nomination to run against president Joe Biden in 2024. Former President Donald Trump leads the pack, with around 50% of support in recent Iowa polls.
The field has narrowed significantly since last summer, when at the peak, 14 candidates were seeking the GOP presidential nomination. Former Vice President Mike Pence and South Carolina U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and others have dropped out of the race as they largely failed to break their polling level past single digits.
Over the next week, Lee Enterprises will be rolling out profiles of each Republican presidential candidate. The following three candidates, despite their low polling numbers, have remained committed to their bid for the nomination, hoping they can break through in the final weeks before voting begins.
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