Some of the highlights include scheduled visits by Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine, as well as Republicans Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House; Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty; and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, all mentioned as possible presidential candidates.Both parties on Wednesday released their lists of party notables who will appear at the fair. Others could be added.
A blogger at The Iowa Republican, meanwhile, says he wouldn't be surprised to see Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour swing through.
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