DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Des Moines Register is endorsing Republican Mitt Romney for president, saying that his success in the public and private sectors makes him the stronger candidate to help the nation's economy recover.
The newspaper posted the endorsement on its website Saturday evening. It last endorsed a Republican presidential candidate in 1972, Richard Nixon.
It backed President Obama in 2008. The newspaper said Saturday that Obama's efforts to rebuild the economy "have fallen short." It also criticized Obama for contributing to Washington's "partisan divide."
The Register said Saturday that Romney would help consumers feel "more confident" about spending money, which would bring about "renewed investment by American companies."
It also said that Romney should focus on building consensus instead of "wasting time on issues that animate many in his party."
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