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Warren Has a New Bragging Point

'Des Moines Register' endorses her as 'the best leader for these times'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2020 5:33 AM CST
DSen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a town hall Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Muscatine, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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(Newser) – Elizabeth Warren has won the most important media endorsement in the nation's first state to vote in the presidential race: As Politico reports, the Des Moines Register editorial board on Saturday endorsed Warren, calling her "the best leader for these times" over the "outstanding caliber" of Democrats like Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, and "not the radical some perceive her to be." The endorsement comes nine days ahead of the Feb. 3 caucuses, which Politico notes gives the Massachusetts senator time to advertise her coup in a race that polling indicates is still very tight. Though the Register noted that "each of the remaining candidates campaigning across Iowa ahead of the caucuses could make a fine president," it cited Warren's "competence, respect for others and status as the nation’s first female president would be a fitting response to the ignorance, sexism and xenophobia of the Trump Oval Office." (Read more Elizabeth Warren stories.)

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