Saturday, July 21, 2007

Romney Scales Back Straw Poll Plans

By AMY LORENTZEN Associated Press Writer

ALGONA, Iowa Jul 21, 2007 (AP)

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Saturday he has scaled back plans for a straw poll in Iowa next month that two chief rivals are bypassing.
He said he hopes to do well, but "we're not trying to overshoot dramatically." That means reducing the budget for the straw poll Aug. 11 in Ames and the number of supporters his campaign plans to bus in to the event.