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Des Moines Register endorses Elizabeth Warren ahead of Iowa caucus

New Hampshire Primary
Elizabeth Warren

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a town hall meeting, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in Keokuk, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

DES MOINES, Iowa (NEXSTAR) — The Des Moines Register’s editorial board endorsed Elizabeth Warren for president over the weekend, arguing her ideas are needed at a moment “when the very fabric of American life is at stake.”

Warren was taking selfies on the stage West Middle School in Muscatine, Iowa when the news of the endorsement broke, and the Massachusetts Senator was visibly overjoyed.

“I just heard, and I’m delighted,” she told reporters afterward. “It really means a lot to me. I’m very happy.”

► Read the Register’s editorial board’s endorsement: Elizabeth Warren will push an unequal America in the right direction

In explaining the endorsement, the Register’s editorial board wrote that they like Warren’s plans to target corruption, expand health care, tackle climate change and ensure government works for the people. The endorsement did include some reservations about the amount of change in Warren’s plans for everything. “Some of her ideas for ‘big, structural change’ go too far,” the editorial said. “This board could not endorse the wholesale overhaul of corporate governance or cumulative levels of taxation she proposes.” 

The Des Moines Register’s editorial board has endorsed candidates since the 1988 caucuses. In 2016, they endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Marco Rubio.

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