At their new headquarters in Waukee, republicans were busy before, during, and after the football game.
Their message today was job creation and economic growth as volunteers focused on unemployment and recent job numbers.
They knocked on doors and worked the phone banks to spread the word.
Meanwhile, Iowa democrats benefited from a little star power this morning.
Actors Rashida Jones and Adam Scott were in Ames today meeting with student supporters.
They encouraged them to get involved in re-electing the president.
After the event, it was back to the Des Moines officers for more phone calls.