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Rubio snags key endorsement in Iowa



The Des Moines Register today endorsed Marco Rubio in the GOP caucuses, calling him a new leader for the party.

"Our hope, however, does not rest solely on his ability to welcome new people to the party," the endorsement reads. "We believe Rubio can inspire the base with his ideas on improving the economy, education system and social programs.

"In two meetings with the editorial board, the whip-smart senator displayed an impressive grasp of public policy detail, reeling off four-point plans on foreign policy and other issues. He proposes overhauling higher education and promoting vocational training, helping workers threatened by automation acquire skills rewarded by a new economy."

The paper endorsed Hillary Clinton in the Democratic race.

[Last modified: Saturday, January 23, 2016 6:24pm]


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