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Roberts predicts victory in Tuesday primaries

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -- With gubernatorial primaries on Tuesday, the final push is on for Republicans looking to take Iowa's top job.

Friday night, Representative Rod Roberts made a stop in Sioux City.

A poll released Thursday, shows Roberts far behind competitors former Governor Terry Branstad, and Sioux City businessman Bob Vander Plaats.

Roberts says, the numbers don't concern him and believes Iowa's reformed voting procedures will give him a boost on Tuesday.

"What matters is, who turned out and how many of them in absentee voting and on the actual day of the election next Tuesday," he said.

Since he started campaigning a year ago, Roberts says Iowans' biggest concerns then and now include the state's financial situation. If elected, Roberts says he could quickly come up with at least $300 million in savings for the state.

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