Ames Straw Poll Times Announced

The speaking times of all Republican candidates have been announced for the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa, which will take place on Saturday, August 13,

After a brief introduction at 12:00 p.m. by the Iowa Republican Party Chairman Matt Strawn, the candidates will each be given 15 minutes on stage.

The list of candidates and their speaking times are:

12:40 p.m Governor Rick Santorum

1:15 p.m. Senator Ron Paul

1:50 p.m. Governor Tim Pawlenty

2:20 p.m. Representative Michele Bachmann

2:50 p.m Representative Thaddeus McCotter

3:15 p.m. Herman Cain

Other candidates will attend the Iowa Straw Poll, such as former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, but only candidates who purchased a booth at the event will be allowed speaking time.

Also of note is that Governor of Texas Rick Perry will be in South Carolina on the same day attending a convention, which will bring in a large number of conservative activists. He is expected to make his presidential ambitions more clear at the event.

After all the candidates speak at the Ames Straw Poll, a vote will be taken and then closed at 4:00 p.m. Once the votes have been counted, Strawn will announce the winner.