Everything Past Presidential Candidates Have Done (and Eaten!) to Court Voters at the Iowa State Fair

The only thing that outnumbers fried foods at the fair? Political candidates. And here, they're willing to do all sorts of things – from befriending butter sculptures to scarfing down corn dogs – to win over admirers


Graham, seeking the Democratic nomination back in 2004, hung with the pride and joy of the Iowa State Fair: the cow butter sculpture. Buddying up to the butter wasn't enough to cinch the nomination, however, and he withdrew his candidacy two months later.