Jan 26, 2020

Elizabeth Warren endorsed by the Des Moines Register

Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks during a June town hall in Miami, Florida. Photo: Rhona Wise/AFP via Getty Images

The Des Moines Register's editorial board hailed Sen. Elizabeth Warren as "the best leader for these times" as it endorsed her for the Democratic presidential nomination on Saturday night.

Why it matters: It's another win for Warren who, along with 2020 rival Sen. Amy Klobuchar, was endorsed for president by the New York Times last Sunday. The endorsement comes just ahead of the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3.

What they're saying: "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," the board said in its editorial.

The big picture: Warren's latest endorsement comes after an Iowa poll averages from FiveThirtyEight published earlier Saturday placed Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden neck and neck in Iowa at 20.2% and 20.1%, respectively.

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Amy Klobuchar endorsed by New Hampshire Union Leader

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2020 candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar was endorsed for the Democratic presidential nomination by the New Hampshire Union Leader's editorial board on Saturday night.

Why it matters: The endorsement by New Hampshire's biggest paper comes ahead of the Feb. 7 Democratic presidential debate in the state and the New Hampshire caucuses four days later.

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Bernie and Biden now polling even at 20% in Iowa

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The latest Iowa poll averages from FiveThirtyEight put Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden neck and neck in Iowa at 20.2% and 20.1%, respectively with less than two weeks before the caucuses.

The state of play: Sanders and Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar and Michael Bennet are all tied up with the Senate impeachment trial — giving other candidates an opportunity to seize on their absences to gain ground in Iowa, which hosts the nation's first 2020 presidential nominating contest.

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A week out, Sanders opens Iowa lead

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Ahead of the Iowa caucuses eight days from now, the NY Times says Sen. Bernie Sanders is "consolidating support from liberals and benefiting from divisions among more moderate" candidates, per the Times/Siena College poll.

Why it matters: Sanders gained 6 points since the last Times-Siena survey in late October and now has 25% of the vote in Iowa.

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