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Potential Republican candidates compete for support in Iowa

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 01:20

Potential Republican presidential candidates for 2016 jockeyed for support from conservatives in the early voting state of Iowa, and some raised doubts about the prospects for party front runners Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER TEXAS GOVERNOR, RICK PERRY, SAYING: "America is and always will be the last great hope of the free world." That message was shared in Iowa, where like-minded Republicans gathered for the Freedom Summit... with competitive spirit in the air. Potential presidential candidates for 2016 jockeyed for support from conservatives... some, like Donald Trump, raising concerns over front runners Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush -- who weren't in attendance. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REAL ESTATE INVESTOR, DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "It can't be Mitt, because Mitt ran and failed. He failed. The last thing we need is another Bush." But it all led up to this: (SOUNDBITE) (English) AMERICAN INVESTOR, DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "We can make this country great again. The potential is enormous and I am seriously thinking of running for President because I can do the job." As Republicans begin a race for presidency, key issues are on the table, like immigration reform, strengthening the economy as well as income and equality. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER ARKANSAS GOVERNOR, MIKE HUCKABEE, SAYING: "Sometimes I think the greatest challenge we face economically is intelligence and equality." But regardless of their diverse views on how to get the job done, one commonality remains: they say President Obama has got to go.

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Potential Republican candidates compete for support in Iowa

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 01:20