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Key GOP Endorsements to Watch

Politico has Kelly Ayotte, Steve King, and Marco Rubio on its list
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2011 1:04 PM CDT

(Newser) – With states leapfrogging each other to move elections ever closer, we've just about arrived at crunch time for endorsement season. Chris Christie may be done, but Politico lists a dozen yet to come that could prove pivotal for Republicans. Along with some of the usual suspects (Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Jeb Bush), the list includes:

  • Sen. Kelly Ayotte: The New Hampshire Republican could deliver conservatives in her important home state.

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  • Sen. Marco Rubio: The Florida Republican is a Tea Party darling and a potential VP candidate to boot.
  • Rep. Steve King: The conservative Iowa congressman "has real juice in western Iowa with the base," says Politico. That could be huge in the caucus system.
Click for Politico's full list. (Read more GOP candidates stories.)

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