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New Year’s is over, but the real party is just beginning

Expect candidates to be holding rallies, events and even concerts up to final minute (6:30 p.m. – tomorrow to be exact) before caucus goers are due to report to their correct precinct location.
Today, most candidates are fitting in five or more events all around the state – predominately in Eastern Iowa. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and John McCain all end their day of campaigning here in Des Moines – where they will work to capitalize on last-minute media attention. Republican Mike Huckabee will not be in the state tonight – instead he will be in sunny Southern California to make an appearance on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
Tomorrow night, after caucus parties/return-watch parties will be taking place around Des Moines.
Here are the party locations we know about so far:
Joe Biden – Science Center of Iowa
Hillary Clinton – Hotel Fort Des Moines
Chris Dodd – Temple for the Performing Arts
John Edwards – Savory Hotel
Barack Obama – Hy-Vee Hall
Bill Richardson – Quality Inn and Suites
Mike Huckabee – Embassy Suites
Alan Keyes – Ramada Inn
John McCain – InPlay
Ron Paul – Downtown Marriott
Mitt Romney – Sheraton, West Des Moines
Fred Thompson – Marriott, West Des Moines