AMES, Iowa (AP) -- The Republican presidential field has gained a
candidate and lost one this weekend, as Texas Gov. Rick Perry jumped into the nominating sweepstakes and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty pulled out in the wake of his poor showing in the Iowa straw poll.
The winner of that candidate preference test, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, will appear at an event later today where Perry also will be a speaker.
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