Iowa for Romney?

In a surprise, the Des Moines Register endorsed Mitt Romney for president.

The endorsement could be important in a key swing state. It was viewed as crucial enough by the Obama campaign that President Obama recently spent a half hour on the phone with Register editors trying to convince them to support him. Romney met with them personally.

The Register has not endorsed a Republican since it backed Richard Nixon in 1972.


Keith Koffler


Award winning journalist Keith Koffler has 16 years of experience covering Washington. As a reporter for CongressDaily, National Journal magazine, and Roll Call, Keith wrote primarily from the White House, covering three presidents and learning as few have the intricacies of the West Wing and the behavior and motivations of its occupants. While mainly stationed at the White House, he also extensively covered Congress and Washington’s lobbyists. Keith has also written for a variety of other publications, including Politico, The Daily Caller, and The London Observer. He currently writes regular opinion columns for Politico. He blogs at

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