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At last, it’s over. The Iowa Republican Party announced Friday that it is ending the Ames Straw Poll — the giant fundraiser and GOP presidential candidates cattle call that has almost never correctly picked the eventual nominee — after it became clear many candidates just weren’t all that interested in it this time around.

Click above to go back in time to a crucial moment in 2011 — when the Straw Poll really did destroy any last shred of credibility it ever had. And please, try to cheer along for the winning candidate. It was a great day for her.

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