Sunday, October 29, 2006

Newspaper Endorsements

This is a partial list of Newspaper Endorsements that will be updated continually until the election. I've started with the major papers. Let me know what local papers you think should be included in the comments section.

Hartford Courant
Joe Lieberman
John DeStefano
All Democratic House Candidates

Connecticut Post
Chris Shays

New York Times
Ned Lamont
Jodi Rell
Diane Farrell
Chris Murphy
Joe Courtney

New Haven Register
Joe Lieberman
John DeStefano
Rosa DeLauro (Registration Required)
Rob Simmons (Registration Required)

The Day
Jodi Rell
Joe Courtney

21 comments:

ENFIELD: Center of the universe and Tops 'n CT said...

All that matters to me from the Day article: "[Rob Simmons] has been outstanding in his three terms in Washington for his accomplishments for his district, his hard work and his attention to constituents' needs."

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Gosh!

Big news - the liberal press endorses a slew of liberals!

Shocking, simply shocking.....

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Anonymous said...

The New Haven Register also endorsed Rosa DeLauro and Rob Simmons.

Bobby McGee said...

Liberal Media...haha...good one...

Anonymous said...

danbury news times is endorsing the entire week. today they endorsed governor: Jodi Rell recieved it

Anonymous said...

I repeat: Newspaper endorsements mean nothing... ask Danny Malloy.

Anonymous said...

ps- has Malloy paid his $500K campaign loan off and how much do you think DeStefano's loan for right now is for? Any idea?

brickbat said...

Same old nonsense. When in doubt call the press "liberal", no matter how contrary to the facts.

The Hartford Courant endorsed GW Bush the last two times and, if I'm not mistaken, John Rowland, too.

Nobody in their right mind could call the editorial pages of the NH Register or the CT Post "liberal".

And the two papers that do tend to have liberal editorial policies (the Times and the Day) both endorsed Republican Rell.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

>>Same old nonsense. When in doubt call the press "liberal", no matter how contrary to the facts


Actually...my brother-in-law is by-line writer for the Courant and has been for decades; and guess what?


He's a liberal.

Gabe said...

Wow! One liberal! And not even on the editorial board! That is a liberal paper!!!!!

CTRevolution said...

DeStefano gains the endorsement of Connecticut's two largest newspapers. These will help him gain points no doubt. There are plenty of people who are sick and tired of the commercials, of the calls, and look to newspapers for an objective viewpoint on the race. Ask Malloy who came back from down 20 on the strength of those endorsements to come close to winning.

If anything these papers have a conservative bent. But I enjoy the "liberal bias" nonsense that conservatives throw around to push the media to the right. If anything, the Courant, which endorsed Bush and Rowland, is conservative. It's not surprising though. Anybody who saw Rell debate DeStefano knows that he is the one who has the leadership record and vision to help Connecticut. This endorsement from a generally conservative editorial board combined with endorsements from leading Republican businessmen suggest that to anyone who opens their eyes, that DeStefano is the much better candidate.

The Architect said...

The Courant has a new editor. The old endorsements are not valid for comparison anymore.

Anonymous said...

Is it confirmed that DeStefano has taken out a loan? It is very likely he did as the funds he reported on Oct 10 arelikely not enough to keep him on TV right now and through the next week or so... how much did he borrow?

Anonymous said...

CT Revolution,

It actually frightens me that someone could read the Courant and even think to call it conservative. The paper endorsed, I believe, 3 Republicans total, along with Lieberman. The rest, including 20-odd legislative seats, all 5 state-wide office, and all 5 Congressional offices, they leaned Democrat. What evidence can you cite that indicates the current editorial board is conservative? Simply remarkable that someone could seriously call the paper right-leaning.

Shadow said...

> Simply remarkable that someone could seriously call the paper right-leaning.

Not at all. In the most important race (U.S. Senate), they endorsed the candidate that represents the viewpoint of not only most CT residents, but most Americans, on the biggest issue of the election: Iraq. Every poll shows most Americans think we were wrong to go in, and only 33% approve Bush's handling of the war. Lieberman drafted the resolution for the Iraq war, said "stay the course along" with the President for years, until recent weeks where they both denied ever saying it simultaneously like clockwork. So for the Courant to endorse Lieberman is endorsing Bush's neo-con foreign policy, which is so extreme compared to the views of the current electorate that no amount of "leaning" towards Democrats in state elections is going to balance the newspaper back out to the center.

Shadow said...

In that first sentence, I meant to say "they failed to endorse", not "they endorsed".

bluecoat said...

The Stamford Advocate endorsed Rell lukewarmly this weekend but it's not on the above list. They are owned by the Tribune Companies just like the Courant if I am not mistaken.

Anonymous said...

You know its not the media's fault that truth has a liberal bias.

bluecoat said...

The Advocate endorsed Rell while the Courant endorsed DeStefano but both newspapers are owne by the Tribune Companies was my point. So where's the liberal bias? Unless you are acknowledging that Rell is a liberal parading as a Democrat?