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Wayne's preeminence in the Republican contest would have pleased the conservative actor. In May, the Register's Jennifer Jacobs wrote of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, "He's seen by some Iowa Republicans as a beefy, Jersey version of John Wayne who demands unflinching reform - and as a corporate candidate that business leaders would like and trust."
The Bridges of Madison County was partly filmed in Winterset.
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