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Democrats and liberals can claim some significant victories in Ohio, Mississippi and elsewhere after the Nov. 8 elections, political watchers say, but the message overall was a mixed one as Republicans saw some victories as well.
Likely Republican caucusgoers sent a strong message to GOP presidential candidates in an Iowa AARP survey released Thursday, showing they’re strongly opposed to cuts to Social Security and Medicare and would much rather reduce military spending to address the federal deficit.
The battle over Medicare has hit the airways in Iowa, as a group dedicated to fighting cuts to the popular government program has begun buying TV ads in Des Moines.
Steve King used a nationally-televised debate to praise a federal budget plan from Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan, saying the country is “up against a very big problem” when it comes to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Jon Huntsman became the first 2012 GOP presidential hopeful to publicly express concern with a “fetal personhood” amendment on the Mississippi’s ballot.