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Candidates, calories and cows: What really happens at the Iowa State Fair

Fear and Loathing in Des Moines

CQ Roll Call deputy editor Jason Dick chows down on a corn dog, just a few hundred of the thousands of calories he and his producers consumed in one day at the Iowa State Fair. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call)

Roll Call spent the weekend traversing the Iowa State Fair, finding no shortage of presidential and congressional candidates, foods on sticks, butter cows, actual cows and much, much more. Join Political Theater host Jason Dick for his dispatch from Des Moines, Iowa, and try to guess how many calories he consumed.

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