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Sun Oct 26, 2014, 12:09 PM

Hmm...Des Moines Register endorses Braley

In June, for the Republican Primary, they endorsed Joni Ernst. And now, after all the ads and rhetoric, and her not meeting with them, they come out for Bruce Braley.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/editorials/endorsement/2014/10/25/bruce-braley-endorsement-us-senate-better-choice/17907819/

It would appear that something has caused them to have a change of heart, or maybe they just now saw the light.

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Response to HuskiesHowls (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 12:24 PM

1. Endorsing someone for a Primary isn't the same

as endorsing them for the U.S. Senate. Besides, the cowardly woman will not meet wit any Iowa newspapers, so maybe it angered the editorial board of the Register.

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Response to HuskiesHowls (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 12:34 PM

2. Do newspapers endorsement have any effect these days? I'm wondering if people

who don't really pay attention to politics until the last week or so are somewhat swayed by them? Anyone have any insight?

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Response to HuskiesHowls (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 12:47 PM

3. Yes,in Iowa the Registar is the go to

paper. Along with the big A.M. radio station in Des Moines. The demographics of Iowa haven't changed much in the last twenty plus years,and explains why the likes of King and Grassley. Big time Germanic influence with that said,most are a bit conservative and tight waddie. Yes,the younger folks are being awaken and becoming much more progressive. Got to remember,Harken was returned to the Senate based on the heavy lifting by all the Auto Workers Union,it sure wasn't the Friggin Farm Bureau which BTW,is bigtime Rethug focused.

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Response to HuskiesHowls (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 11:00 AM

4. This is great but I'd be really pumped if Sioux City Journal endorsed him.

Would love to see a paper in a conservative area give her the finger.

While I wonder how much newspaper endorsements mean to voters today, there are still some voters out there haven't decided. Perhaps this will help.

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