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Two candidates retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark, who is not competing in Iowa, and the Rev. Al Sharpton skipped the two hour debate, which was sponsored by The Des Moines Register at moncler outlet online shop the studios of Iowa Public Television.

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piumini moncler outlet Rep. Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri who won Iowa in 1988, the first time he ran for president, and hopes to do so this year also drew fire from his opponents. piumini moncler outlet

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