Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina, Scott Walker, and John Kasich hit the campaign trail in Iowa and Alabama. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential candidates focused their attacks on Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton in Des Moines, Iowa on Monday (August 17). Former business executive Carly Fiorina was at the Des Moines State Fair touting her experience and claiming she knew more heads of state than any of her presidential rivals, with the exception of Clinton, who Fiorina says only had photo opportunities with world leaders "I had substantive meetings," said Fiorina. "And so I know, whether it is sitting with Vladimir Putin privately, or sitting with Bibi Netanyahu privately, or doing business in China for decades, or understanding many of our Arab allies, I know this: when the United States of America does not stand with our allies, and confront our adversaries, the world is a very dangerous place." "We must have the strongest military on the face of the planet and everyone has to know it," she said to a cheering crowd. Wisconsin governor and Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker was also at the Iowa State Fair focusing his attacks at the former secretary of state, saying he will take "the power out of Washington" and give it back to the people. "Unlike Hillary Clinton who thinks you measure success in government by how many people are dependent on the government," he said to a crowd of supporters at the state fair. "We understand that true freedom and prosperity they don't come from the mighty hand of the government. They come from empowering people to live their own lives and control their own destinies, through the dignity that is born of work," said Walker. Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich who was at the Des Moines State Fair over the weekend headed to in Birmingham, on Monday instead to pick up a key endorsement from Alabama governor Robert Bentley, for what some experts are calling a potential 'game changer' in the presidential primaries. Alabama is one of eight states in the South that will hold a vote on March 1, in the so-called "SEC primary," which gives it a major role in the GOP's 2016 nomination process.