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election watch

Early voting begins in Texas today, and with very high turnout expected this year, if you've already decided on your candidates, it might be a good idea to go ahead and vote.

Here are a list of the endorsements made by major Texas newspapers. Some of them are very surprising, giving the strength of the Republican party in this state. Remember, even the Austin American-Statesman endorsed George W. Bush in 2004.

John McCain

Barack Obama

Lame Copouts from Clearly Divided Editorial Boards

No endorsement as of yet as far as I can tell

  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  • El Paso Times
  • Odessa American
  • Midland Daily News

The Bryan-College Station Eagle endorsement is particularly surprising, given that that editorial board hasn't endorsed a Democrat for president in fifty years. This fits into a larger pattern, however; Obama was endorsed by the Chicago Tribune, which hasn't backed a Democrat ever, in 161 years. The Chicago Tribune is half the reason there is a Republican party, for goodness sakes. They made Lincoln's political career in many ways.


Blogger UPennBen said...

You can be industrious like me, head down to the UT campus, vote AND get a flu shot on the same day tomorrow. I know, you're all jealous.

Monday, October 20, 2008 10:34:00 AM


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