Even as he turns his eyes to early caucus and primary states like Iowa and Nevada, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., occupies an odd spot in the early stages of the 2016 Republican presidential contest.
Why Iowa? It was the 29th state to be admitted to the Union, it is the 30th state in population, it has given the nation Grant Wood's "American Gothic" and Meredith Willson's "The Music Man."
More than any other Republican presidential prospect, Sarah Palin draws white-hot journalistic loathing.
A poll released by WMUR in New Hampshire shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney crushing the Republican presidential field in the Granite State, home of the first presidential primary.
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