ABC News’ Jan Simmonds Reports: Iowa is going to be very busy the next several days with at least six presidential contenders, along with some family members, converging on the state.
While many states have moved up the dates in which their primaries and caucuses will be held, Iowa and New Hampshire remains very important to presidential candidates hoping to get a good start in the nomination process.
Among those appearing is the Iowa debut of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who hits the ground running on Tuesday.
On the Democratic side of the ticket, Sens. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., visit on Saturday.
Obama will be holding two events in Western Iowa, and his wife Michelle will be headlining an event in Des Moines on Saturday.
Senators Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Joe Biden, D-Del., bring their shows to town on Monday and Tuesday. Before Sen. Biden arrives on Monday, though, his son Beau, the new Delaware attorney general, will campaign for his father in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids.
And the Democratic leader in Iowa, former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, travels to Iowa for events on Tuesday and Wednesday with his wife, Elizabeth. This will be their first Iowa trip since Elizabeth Edwards disclosed last week that her cancer had returned.