Iowa Conservatives Scoff at Plans to Narrow the 2016 Primary Field

Rick Santorum's 2012 Iowa win on a shoe-string budget makes their case, they say.

Former Senator Rick Santorum gets into his campaign vehicle, a Dodge truck dubbed the 'Chuck Truck,' after a campaign stop at the Indianola Public Library on December 31, 2011 in Indianola, Iowa.

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Conservative Republicans in Iowa have a warning for wealthy party fundraisers who might like to use their clout to slim down the 2016 presidential primary field: It won't work. Money matters, but it doesn't take much of it to be competitive in Iowa, where the nominating race begins.

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