The Latest: Rubio casts rival Bush as part of the past

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Posted: Oct 31, 2015 3:18 PM
The Latest: Rubio casts rival Bush as part of the past

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Many of the Republican candidates seeing the White House in 2016 are in Iowa Saturday, wooing early caucus goers. The Latest from a candidate forum at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. All times are local.

2 p.m.

Marco Rubio continues to poke at Jeb Bush during an Iowa Republican forum, as the rivalry between the two Florida Republicans intensifies.

Rubio is telling more than 1,000 leadoff caucus faithful, "we must turn the page and allow new leaders and new principles."

The subtle shot at Bush is part of Rubio's appeal to voters tired of the Bush family owning the past two Republican presidencies. Bush is the son and brother of former presidents.

Florida's junior senator says "There is another road... that will allow us to be the freest and will allow us to leave our children better off."

Rubio has himself in mind.

11: 30 a.m.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has a group of Iowa conservatives applauding and waving campaign signs as he rails against a common adversary. But it's not one of his Republican rivals for president, or even Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

The correct answer: CNBC.

Cruz is proposing that conservative commentators Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin moderate a Republican presidential debate.

To about 1,000 Iowans at a Republican forum in Des Moines, Cruz says: "What you wouldn't have is a bunch of left-wing operatives."

Cruz goes on to critique the moderators at Wednesday's debate in Colorado for their questions: "How do you have a debate about the economy and not mention the word 'Obamacare'?"

He adds: "But we had plenty of time to talk about fantasy football."