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Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle endorse Klobuchar (Seattle Times Endorsed Bernie in 2016)

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Klobuchar has been endorsed by The New York Times, Mercury News, East Bay Times and dozens of publications in Iowa and New Hampshire (actually to be correct: 2 in Iowa and 3 in NH.). The endorsements followed talking points she has often used to describe herself, touting her as pragmatic, realistic and with a proven record of appealing to GOP voters.  

The Times described her as a “pragmatic and authentic progressive who wants to make actual progress on many issues especially important to Washington, such as immigration and trade.” 

The Chronicle touted her “history of winning Republican strongholds” and described her as “solid on the party’s baseline issues while pragmatic enough to avoid the promises (free four-year college regardless of income, erasing all college debt) that are easy to make and impossible to fulfill.”

[Both endorsements seem rather flat and uninspiring to me

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