David Taintor

David Taintor is a news editor at Talking Points Memo. Previously, he worked at NBC News and Adweek. He's a native of Minnesota. Reach him at taintor@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Just weeks before Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses, the Hawkeye State's largest newspaper has endorsed Mitt Romney.

The Des Moines Register editorial board lauded Romney's "sobriety, wisdom and judgment." The former Massachusetts governor stands out from the rest of the pack because he doesn't tack to the far right to please primary voters, the paper writes.

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Minnesota's Republican Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch abruptly resigned from her leadership post this week, and there are now allegations that she had an "inappropriate relationship" with a subordinate staffer.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Koch's fellow Republicans confronted her about the alleged relationship. When Koch was confronted, she neither confirmed nor denied the relationship. "I think I need to consider resigning," she said, according to the paper.

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