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Get an up-close look at Tommy Thompson's presidential campaign as WisPolitics Milwaukee Bureau Chief David Wise heads to Iowa this weekend to join Wisconsin's former governor on the third leg of his tour to fulfill his promise to visit all of Iowa's 99 counties in advance of the Aug. 11 Ames Straw Poll.

Although lagging in the polls and in fundraising, the former Wisconsin governor and secretary of Health and Human Services has been making a full-court press in Iowa in hopes that a win there will catapult him into the national spotlight.

After a few days off the road, Thompson picks up his tour again Saturday morning with a stop for coffee and rolls at Café Dodici in the town of Washington. From there, Thompson is slated for several more stops throughout the day at various eateries and ice cream social events before heading to the Lee County Annual GOP Fundraiser in Denmark, where he is to be joined by fellow candidate Tom Tancredo.

This leg of the tour includes 21 scheduled stops and continues through Tuesday. WisPolitics will cover the tour through Sunday. Check back all weekend long for updates.

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