Final note on Ames, I promise:

Third-place finisher Sam Brownback says he spent about $325,000 to win his 2,192 votes. That's $148.27 for each vote.  Second-place finisher Mike Huckabee spent about $150,000 and received 2,587 votes. That's $57.98 per vote.  Winner Mitt Romney has not said how much he spent. The reporting in this Washington Post article suggests at least $2 million and possibly more than twice that much. Assuming $2 million for 4,516 votes, that's $442.87 per vote. But it could top $1,000.(my emphasis added)

Pricey, aren't they, them Iowans?

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