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Politicians make pit stops in Iowa

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Hillary Clinton is expected to officially announce her bid on April 12, and she'll join two Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul in the race for 2016.

She's the first Democrat expected to officially announce, but other Democrats are testing the waters.

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb visited Iowa Saturday.

"This is a very important state, a very smart state, and it's natural for anyone who is considering what we're considering to spend some time here," he said at the Five Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum.

He isn't the first to stop by the state.

"I will fight to keep the federal government out  of Iowa, out of your home, out of your business, and out of your church," said Senator Paul Friday.

Senator Cruz spoke in Cedar Falls April 2.

On the other side of the ticket, nothing is set in stone.

"We're taking this a day at a time. This is a really good opportunity to come here and have these dialogues, and talk to people. We'll make up our mind when the time comes," said Webb.

Webb focused his Saturday morning chat on veterans affairs, answering questions from local veterans and using his military history to rally their support.

When asked about his potential competitor Hillary Clinton, he didn't have much to say.

"We're focusing on issues, and we're going to listen to people on issues," he said.

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