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GOP leader says Iowa does not need to be first in the primaries

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Corn and politics.  They're two big things Iowa is known for. 

But one person is saying presidential candidates don't need to focus so  much energy on  states like Iowa.

For more than 40 years, it's been a tradition for Iowans to be able to say they've  met presidential candidates face-to-face. 

But  National Republican Chairman Reince Priebus says spending less time on the early states wouldn't be a bad thing. 

In an article in the National Journal, he says Iowans shouldn't get too comfortable with their first in the nation status.

Others argue against this chairman's opinion. They say that not starting in Iowa would turn the primary process into one that's all about money. 

Iowa also offers an opportunity for the nation to see how candidates do on a more personal level

Keeping the Iowa caucuses first on the primary calendar seems to be a fight every four year. But many Republican and Democrats agree that things are as they should be. 

It's important to remember that this could all change if Iowans fail to participate in the process. 

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