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Trump Notches an Endorsement First

Nevada's biggest paper says he doesn't represent 'the danger his critics claim'

(Newser) - Donald Trump scored a major newspaper endorsement Sunday, bringing his total number of major newspaper endorsements in the general election to one. He got the nod from the Las Vegas Review-Journal , Nevada's biggest paper, which was bought late last year by billionaire casino mogul and Trump supporter Sheldon Adelson,... More »

USA Today Slams Trump in First-Ever Endorsement

Paper urges people to vote for any other candidate

(Newser) - USA Today has never taken sides in a presidential election before—but Donald Trump has never run for president before. In a blistering editorial, which can be seen in full here , the paper's editorial board says it has decided to break with 34 years of tradition because Trump... More »

Detroit News Ditches GOP for First Time, Backs Johnson

'An endorsement based on conscience is never wasted'

(Newser) - Gary Johnson had another "Aleppo moment" Wednesday when he had a brain freeze trying to remember the name of a world leader he admired. But that didn't stop the Detroit News on Thursday from offering its endorsement of the Libertarian candidate, breaking its GOP endorsement tradition for the... More »

NYT: It's Not Even a Choice

Those wary of supporting Clinton need to get behind her: Editorial board

(Newser) - For the 15th time in a row, the New York Times is endorsing a Democrat for president of the United States, a predictable pick it acknowledges would be "an empty exercise" if it simply gave credence to Clinton supporters. Instead, it takes aim at those balking at voting for... More »

For First Time Since 1940, Texas Paper Endorses a Democrat for President

Clinton has experience and judgment to take on the task: 'Dallas Morning News'

(Newser) - A Texas newspaper just did something it hasn't done since before World War II: recommended a Democrat for president, the Los Angeles Times reports, noting the Lone Star State is a "must-win" for Donald Trump. In a Wednesday editorial, the Dallas Morning News says it had no choice... More »

Major Va. Paper Endorses 3rd-Party Candidate

Gary Johnson gets the nod from Times-Dispatch

(Newser) - The Richmond Times-Dispatch , which has been endorsing Republican presidential candidates since at least 1980, thinks its readers should avoid both major parties this time around. "Neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton meets the fundamental moral and professional standards we have every right to expect of an American president, the... More »

Florida Paper Burns GOP Candidates With Rare Move

'Sun Sentinel' refuses to endorse Trump, Cruz, Rubio, or Kasich

(Newser) - A New Hampshire paper regretted its GOP endorsement , but a newspaper in Florida isn't giving itself that chance. The editorial board for the South Florida Sun Sentinel is refusing to endorse any GOP candidate in the March 15 state primary because "the kind of person who should be... More »

In Va. Governor Race, Top Paper Endorses ... No One

McAuliffe, Cuccinelli didn't deserve nods: Richmond Times-Dispatch

(Newser) - Virginia's gubernatorial race pits Democrat Terry McAuliffe against Republican AG Ken Cuccinelli —and the Richmond Times-Dispatch concludes that neither man is worth an endorsement. "This does not gladden us," the editors write, noting that they believe it's a first for the paper in "modern... More »

Do Newspaper Endorsements Matter?

Experts, voters doubt it

(Newser) - Both presidential candidates are racking up endorsements as the election draws near, prompting the AP to wonder whether editorial boards' selections do much to sway voters these days. Says a political scientist: "The short answer is no." Still, "at this stage in the campaign, you're looking... More »

Detroit News Endorses Romney

'Despite his wrong-headedness on the auto bailout'

(Newser) - Mitt Romney picked up a potentially valuable newspaper endorsement today, one that might do a bit to help blunt President Obama's constant attacks on him for opposing the auto bailout. The Detroit News threw its weight behind Romney, praising his resume of business success and bipartisan deal-making. "Romney... More »

Obama Relents, Releases Off-Record Interview

White House acts after 'Des Moines Register' complains

(Newser) - President Obama got in some hot water yesterday, after the Des Moines Register complained that the White House had insisted on an off-the-record endorsement interview. The 30-minute call "was an incredibly informative exchange" that "would have been valuable to voters," the editors lamented . Obama's critics pounced,... More »

Sorry, Trump: Endorsements Don't Matter

Especially not yours

(Newser) - Ask Donald Trump, and he’ll gleefully tell you how important his endorsement is. “Everybody wants it,” he tells the Washington Post . “I have millions of people waiting for me to do it.” But the Post isn’t convinced; research reveals that the power of endorsements... More »

NH Newspaper Endorses ... Jon Huntsman

He'd give Obama the best challenge, says the Concord Monitor

(Newser) - Jon Huntsman's go-for-broke strategy in New Hampshire paid off today with an endorsement from one of the state's biggest newspapers. The Concord Monitor weighs in: "Huntsman, a consistent but never doctrinaire conservative, would present the greatest challenge to Obama," write the editors. "If elected, he... More »

Mitt Romney Scores Big Endorsement

...from the 'Des Moines Register'

(Newser) - With the Iowa caucuses just 16 days away, Mitt Romney scored a big endorsement last night, this time from the state's largest and most influential newspaper: the Des Moines Register . "Sobriety, wisdom and judgment," the paper's editorial board wrote. "Those are qualities Mitt Romney said... More »

Cain Bails on NH Newspaper Interview

After refusing to allow it to be taped

(Newser) - An interview Herman Cain had scheduled with New Hampshire’s largest newspaper fell through today, in what the New Hampshire Union Leader dubbed a “no-show.” Cain’s camp blamed the newspaper. Scheduled a week in advance, the sit-down was originally supposed to be an hour long and aired... More »

Financial Times Finds Obama 'Less Alarming'

(Newser) - Despite holes in Barack Obama’s qualifications, the Democrat is the obvious choice for president, the Financial Times writes. His “policies are a blend of good, not so good, and downright bad,” but the alternative is an increasingly disturbing brand of maverick, the British daily opines. “Rashness... More »

Alaska Paper Picks Obama

Anchorage Daily News is wary of both McCain and Palin

(Newser) - Sarah Palin has accomplished a lot and has brought unexpected recognition to Alaska, but for the presidency, Barack Obama is "a clear choice" for the Anchorage Daily News. John McCain has abandoned his maverick positions to curry conservative favor, and the demands of the White House would "stretch... More »

New York Times: Obama Is the 'Easy' Choice

(Newser) - The New York Times is endorsing Barack Obama, calling the choice between him and John McCain an "easy" one. In an editorial to run in tomorrow's edition, the Times says "Obama has met challenge after challenge, growing as a leader and putting real flesh on his early promises... More »

Obama Gets Nod From Houston, Austin Papers

His 105 endorsements to McCain's 33 include 24 Bush backers

(Newser) - Barack Obama has clinched endorsements from the Austin American Statesman and the Houston Chronicle, two Texas papers that once backed George W. Bush—while John McCain gained the Columbus Dispatch in crucial Ohio along with the San Diego Union Tribune. Obama now leads 105-33 in the endorsements race, according to... More »

Obama Is First Democrat to Land Tribune Endorsement

GOP-leaning hometown paper cites senator as unifying force in time of trouble

(Newser) - In its first-ever endorsement of a Democrat in a US presidential election, the Chicago Tribune touts Barack Obama as the candidate “to lead us through a perilous time and restore in us a common sense of national purpose.” It cites its backing of independents against Republicans as precedent,... More »

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