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Terry Branstad

Chris Christie and John Kasich battling to exceed low expectations in Iowa

CHICAGO _ Nobody expects Chris Christie or John Kasich to win the Iowa caucuses, even as they ramp up their travels in the state. Ironically, in an election contest where managing expectations is a central part of the game, polling in the low single digits there now may not be the worst place to be in a historically crowded Republican presidential field.tmpplchld Having recently watched one past and one present governor drop from the race, the chief executives of New Jersey and Ohio have both telegraphed in recent days a greater commitment to Iowa campaigning, four months before the first nomination balloting begins there.tmpplchld "They have done a very good of keeping expectations...