Iowa in the presidential race


MASON CITY, Iowa – It’s not uncommon for your TV time to be taken over by political ads around this time of year.

In nearly seven weeks you’ll be asked to vote for a president, but have you noticed a lack of ads this round?  Bennett Smith explains both presidential candidates receive a lot of free media, which could be the reason for fewer ads.  Smith says it’s important they keep Iowa in mind.

“The candidates visiting in person matters a lot just like it does during the caucus process.  This is kind of a retail politic state that will make a difference,” Smith, a political science instructor said.

Smith says Iowa provides six electoral votes in the race.  Minnesota provides 10.

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