Obama leads in newspaper endorsements, even in red states

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    Even in 'Red' States Obama Has Big Lead Over McCain in Newspaper Endorsements

    By Greg Mitchell

    Published: October 22, 2008 9:10 AM ET

    NEW YORK We have been chronicling, and updating daily, the national count of editorial endorsements for the two presidential candidates. With today's update pending, Barack Obama leads John McCain by 121-42. Obama, of course, is swamping McCain in support from papers in "blue" states. The big surprise is that he is also beating him in a landslide in "red" GOP states.

    By our count, Obama leads 48 to 28 in states that went for Bush in 2004.

    We had noted earlier that the two candidates split the top papers in bright red Texas.

    Here is a breakdown of the "Red" state endorsement vote. For out full list see other story on our site.


    ALABAMA (1)
    Tuscaloosa News (K): 32,768

    ARKANSAS (1)
    Arkansas Times (K): 34,000

    COLORADO (8)
    Aspen Daily News (K): 12,500
    The Aurora Sentinel: 46,000
    Boulder Camera (K): 28,994
    Cortez Journal (K): 6,700
    The Denver Post (B): 225,193
    The Durango Herald (K): 8,870
    Gunnison Country Times (N/A): 4,000
    Ouray County Plaindealer (K): 3,000

    FLORIDA (6)
    Daytona Beach News-Journal (K): 99,627
    Miami Herald (K): 240,223
    Naples Daily-News (B): 66,272
    Orlando Sentinel (K): 227,593
    >>>The Palm Beach Post (K): 164,474
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune (K): 114,904

    GEORGIA (1)
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution (K): 326,907

    IDAHO (1)
    Idaho Statesman (K): 61,927

    INDIANA (2)
    The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne) (K): 64,304
    Palladium-Item (Richmond) (B): 15,453

    IOWA (3)
    The Hawk Eye (Burlington) (K): 18,921
    Mason City Globe Gazette (B): 17,666
    The Storm Lake Times (K): 3,200

    KENTUCKY (1)
    Lexington Herald-Leader (K):109,624

    MISSOURI (3)
    Columbia Daily Tribune (K): 18,131
    The Kansas City Star (K): 252,785
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch (K): 255,057

    NEVADA (1)
    Las Vegas Sun (K): 174,341

    Concord Monitor (K): 19,885
    Nashua Telegraph (K): 24,272

    NEW MEXICO (2)
    Las Cruces Sun-News (B): 21,341
    Santa Fe New Mexican (K): 25,249

    Asheville Citizen-Times (K): 50,160
    The Daily Reflector (Greenville) (K): 21,703
    Durham Herald-Sun: 32,845
    News & Observer (Raleigh) (K): 176,083
    Wilmington Star-News (K): 47,620

    OHIO (9)
    Akron Beacon-Journal (K): 119,929
    The Blade (Toledo) (K): 119,901
    Dayton Daily News (K): 116,690
    >>>Hamilton Journal-News (B): 19,432
    >>>Middletown Journal: 17,285
    The Repository (Canton) (B): 65,789
    The Times-Reporter (New Philadelphia) (B): 22,428
    Springfield News-Sun (K): 24,684
    The Plain Dealer (Cleveland): 330,280

    Chattanooga Times (K): 71,716
    The Commercial Appeal (Memphis) (K): 146,961
    The (Nashville) Tennessean (K): 161,131

    TEXAS (4)
    Austin American-Statesman (B): 170,309
    The Eagle (Bryan-College Station): 21,654
    Houston Chronicle (B): 494,131
    The Lufkin Daily News (K): 12,225

    UTAH (1)
    The Salt Lake Tribune (B): 121,699

    VIRGINIA (1)
    Falls Church News-Press (K): 30,500

    The Charleston Gazette (K): 48,061
    Huntington Herald-Dispatch (K): 27,463


    COLORADO (4)
    Mountain Valley News (Cedaredge): 2,000
    The Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction) (B): 31,349
    The Pueblo Chieftain (B): 49,169
    Daily Times-Call (Longmont) (B): 21,127

    FLORIDA (2)
    Bradenton Herald (K): 48,618
    Tampa Tribune: 220,522

    IOWA (1)
    The Messenger (Fort Dodge): 16,355

    Foster’s Daily Democrat (B): 22,547
    Union Leader (Manchester) (B): 51,782

    NEW MEXICO (1)
    Roswell Daily Record: 11,700

    NEVADA (1)
    Las Vegas Review-Journal (B): 174,341

    Fargo Forum (B): 48,303

    OHIO (2)
    Columbus Dispatch (B): 199,524
    The (Findlay) Courier (B): 22,319

    >>>The Chattanooga Free Press (B): 71,716
    The Jackson Sun (K): 32,121
    The Leaf-Chronicle (Clarksville) (B): 20,354

    TEXAS (8)
    Amarillo Globe-News (B): 44,764
    Beaumont Enterprise: 45,684
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times (K): 53,368
    Dallas Morning News (B): 368,313
    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: 49,094
    San Antonio Express-News (B): 225,447
    Times Record News (Wichita Falls): 28,888
    Wharton Journal-Spectator: 5,000

    VIRGINIA (2)
    Daily Press (Newport News) (K): 91,508
    The Winchester Star: 20,218

    Wheeling News-Register (B): 12,821

    Even in 'Red' States Obama Has Big Lead Over McCain in Newspaper Endorsements

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