Race for the White House

Rubio Gets Angry Makeover as Path to Victory Narrows

In the final sprint to Iowa, the candidate tries to match the darker mood of the Republican base.

Who Won the GOP Debate?

The reinvention of Marco Rubio as a grittier and more ominous figure at Thursday night's debate was the product of an unsettling reality for the candidate. The "establishment" or "moderate" lane of the Republican Party is crowded with candidates but shrinking in numbers of voters. A realistic path to the nomination requires courting the ascendant angry voters who have been flocking to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

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