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01/29/2016 11:28 pm ET

Marco Rubio's Long Game

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"A strong third.” Marco Rubio’s campaign, careful about expectations, insisted this was still their goal in Iowa after the debate last night. Iowa, alive this season with a plains fury, has always seemed unlikely territory for the controlled Floridian. And yet, yesterday afternoon, an NBC News poll put his Iowa support at eighteen per cent, not too far behind Ted Cruz’s twenty-five per cent.

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