Christie is the Odd Man In at Iowa Gathering of Social Conservatives

With the 2016 Iowa caucuses just more than a year away, Saturday's gathering offers the New Jersey governor a chance to try and woo the state's conservative voters.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives the annual State of the State address on January 13, 2015 in Trenton, New Jersey.

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There will be two main story lines to watch Saturday when eight Republicans contemplating presidential bids take the stage inside a Des Moines theater for what's been billed as the unofficial start of the 2016 campaign.

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