Sunday, October 24, 2004

ENDORSEMENT WATCH Among the weekend endorsements noted in Editor & Publisher's Sunday update are several more defections from the Bush camp. Papers backing Kerry after supporting Bush last time:
Chicago Sun-Times
Los Angeles Daily News
Orlando Sentinel
Commercial-Appeal (Memphis, TN)
The tally of newspapers endorsing Kerry after having backed Bush in 2000 now stands at 35. (For the record, the Orlando Sentinel's endorsement marks the first time in forty years that the Florida paper has backed a Democrat.)

Meanwhile, Bush (finally) picked up a pair of crossover endorsements--from papers that supported Gore in 2000:

Columbus Dispatch
Denver Post

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