The Republican Party of Iowa’s “Growth and Opportunity Party” at the Iowa State Fairgrounds today featured 10 GOP presidential candidates, each of whom was given 15 minutes to address the audience. That might not seem like much, but consider that Carly Fiorina was the only candidate to break the 10-minute barrier at the CNBC debate, which ran two hours.

When not at the microphone, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Lindsey Graham, Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum and Carly Fiorina were able to meet with voters.

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Straw was everywhere at the event, with even the stage decorated with hay bales. And since the event was held on Halloween, there had to be some gentle scares here and there, such as this Hillary Clinton scarecrow. Hey, if Democrats can troll Republicans with giant freakish puppets, a Clinton scarecrow is fair game.

Each candidate also had his or her own booth, and a few took the holiday as a cue for their displays. Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign volunteers seemed to be having the most fun.

So, they did Common Core math problems. Well played.

Ben Carson wasn’t there, but he did have a booth at the #GOParty.

Thanks to Rick Santorum, those who always wanted a photo of themselves with Abraham Lincoln in front of the White House finally had their chance.

A quick correction: