Newspaper endorsements in the United States presidential primaries, 2012

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Newspapers in the United States have traditionally endorsed candidates for party nomination prior to their final endorsements for President. Below is the list of endorsements in 2012, by candidate, for each primary race.

Democrats[edit]

Barack Obama[edit]

President Barack Obama had no significant opposition in his campaign for renomination in 2012. However, the following newspapers specifically endorsed him for the Democratic nomination:

Newspaper State
San Antonio Express-News[1] Texas
Kansas City Star[2] Missouri
The Citizen (Laconia)[3] New Hampshire

Republicans[edit]

Newt Gingrich[edit]

Newspaper State
New Hampshire Union Leader (Manchester)[4] New Hampshire
The Tampa Tribune[5] Florida

Jon Huntsman[edit]

Newspaper State
The State (Columbia)[6][7] South Carolina
The Boston Globe[8] Massachusetts
The Citizen (Laconia)[3] New Hampshire
Concord Monitor[9] New Hampshire
The Keene Sentinel[10] New Hampshire
Valley News (White River Junction)[10] Vermont

Ron Paul[edit]

Newspaper State
NJToday.net (Elizabeth)[11] New Jersey
Independent Florida Alligator (University of Florida)[12] Florida
Littleton Courier[13] New Hampshire
Berlin Reporter (Lancaster)[13] New Hampshire
Coos County Democrat (Lancaster)[13] New Hampshire
The Daily Iowan (University of Iowa)[14] Iowa

Mitt Romney[edit]

Newspaper State
San Antonio Express-News[1] Texas
Houston Chronicle[15] Texas
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette[16] Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review[17] Pennsylvania
Hartford Courant[18] Connecticut
The Baltimore Sun[19] Maryland
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel[20] Wisconsin
Journal Star (Peoria)[21] Illinois
Chicago Tribune[22] Illinois
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights)[23] Illinois
The Birmingham News[24] Alabama
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)[25] Ohio
The Cincinnati Enquirer[26] Ohio
The Columbus Dispatch[27] Ohio
The Arizona Republic (Phoenix)[28] Arizona
Detroit Free Press[29] Michigan
The Grand Rapids Press[30] Michigan
The Oakland Press (Pontiac)[31] Michigan
The Detroit News[32] Michigan
The Denver Post[33] Colorado
Kansas City Star[2] Missouri
Reno Gazette-Journal[34] Nevada
Las Vegas Review-Journal[35] Nevada
Orlando Sentinel[36] Florida
Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg)[37] Florida
Lakeland Ledger[38] Florida
Pensacola News Journal[39] Florida
The Post and Courier (Charleston)[40] South Carolina
The State (Columbia)[7][41] South Carolina
The Greenville News[42] South Carolina
The Charlotte Observer[43] North Carolina
The Telegraph (Nashua)[44] New Hampshire
Boston Herald[45] Massachusetts
Quad-City Times (Davenport)[46] Iowa
Iowa City Press-Citizen[47] Iowa
The Portsmouth Herald[48] New Hampshire
The Hampton Union[48] New Hampshire
The Exeter News-Letter[48] New Hampshire
The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)[49] Oklahoma
Des Moines Register[50] Iowa
The Washington Examiner[51] District of Columbia
Sioux City Journal[52] Iowa

Rick Santorum[edit]

Rick Santorum was not endorsed by a newspaper.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Romney and Obama top party lists". San Antonio Express-News. 2012-05-13. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "The Star’s recommendations: Romney, Obama are best choices in Missouri primaries". Kansas City Star. 2012-02-01. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Huntsman is the one". The Citizen (Laconia). 2012-01-06. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  4. ^ McQuaid, Joseph W. (2011-11-27). "An Editorial: For President, Newt Gingrich". New Hampshire Union Leader (Manchester). Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Gingrich in GOP primary". The Tampa Tribune. 2011-01-29. Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Huntsman could bring us back together". The State (Columbia, S.C.). 2012-01-15. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  7. ^ a b The State first endorsed Jon Huntsman, but endorsed Mitt Romney after Huntsman suspended his campaign before the South Carolina primary.
  8. ^ "For vision and national unity, Huntsman for GOP nominee". The Boston Globe. 2012-01-06. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Huntsman is the best choice for GOP". Concord Monitor. 2011-12-22. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Krasny, Ros (2011-12-18). "Huntsman gets New Hampshire newspaper endorsements". Reuters.com. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Endorsement: Ron Paul Deserves GOP Nod For President". NJToday.net (Elizabeth, N.J.). 2012-02-29. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "We pick Paul: Editorial Board endorses Texas congressman". Independent Florida Alligator. 2012-01-25. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  13. ^ a b c Rapoza, Kenneth (2012-01-04). "Three NH Newspapers Endorse Ron Paul". Forbes.com. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "Caucus for Ron Paul on Jan. 3". The Daily Iowan (University of Iowa). 2011-12-11. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  15. ^ "Editorial: Our primary picks". Houston Chronicle. 2012-05-28. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  16. ^ "Romney for the GOP: Pennsylvania should set the seal on his nomination". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2012-04-15. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  17. ^ "Primary 2012: Nominate Romney". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 2012-04-15. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  18. ^ "GOP Primary Endorsement: Mitt Romney". Hartford Courant. 2012-04-13. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  19. ^ "For Romney". The Baltimore Sun. 2012-04-01. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  20. ^ "Romney's pragmatism makes him the best pick". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 2012-03-31. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  21. ^ "Our View: President, GOP: Romney". Journal Star (Peoria). 2012-03-18. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  22. ^ "Editorial: For the Republicans, Romney". Chicago Tribune. 2012-03-16. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  23. ^ "Romney the logical GOP primary choice". Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.). 2012-03-04. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  24. ^ "Our View: Republicans' best bet for defeating President Barack Obama is Mitt Romney". The Birmingham News. 2012-03-07. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  25. ^ "The Plain Dealer endorses Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination: editorial". The Plain Dealer (Cleveland). 2012-03-03. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  26. ^ "Enquirer Endorsement: Romney deserves Ohio's support". The Cincinnati Enquirer. 2012-03-03. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  27. ^ "Endorsements recapped". The Columbus Dispatch. 2012-02-26. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  28. ^ "Romney right for these times". The Arizona Republic (Phoenix). 2012-01-24. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  29. ^ "Free Press endorsement: Mitt Romney is best -- but we urge him to recapture collaborative spirit". Detroit Free Press. 2012-02-23. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  30. ^ "Grand Rapids editorial: Why Mitt Romney rises to the top of Republican field (with poll)". The Grand Rapids Press. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  31. ^ "Editorial: Romney best suited to compete with Obama". The Oakland Press (Pontiac, Mich.). 2012-02-21. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  32. ^ "Detroit News endorsement: Mitt Romney for Michigan GOP primary". The Detroit News. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  33. ^ "Editorial Endorsement: Mitt Romney right for Colorado Republicans". The Denver Post. 2012-02-03. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  34. ^ "RGJ Endorsement: Romney is the best choice for the GOP nomination". Reno Gazette-Journal. 2012-02-02. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  35. ^ "Romney stands out in GOP field". Las Vegas Review-Journal. 2012-01-29. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  36. ^ "Romney is GOP's best candidate, best bet". Orlando Sentinel. 2012-01-25. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  37. ^ "Romney for Republicans". Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg). 2012-01-17. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  38. ^ "The Ledger Recommends - Fla. Republican Presidential Primary: Mitt Romney". Lakeland Ledger. 2012-01-15. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  39. ^ "For the GOP nomination: Mitt Romney". Pensacola News Journal. 2012-01-21. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  40. ^ "Vote for Romney on Saturday". The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.). 2012-01-20. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  41. ^ "Editorial: Romney has capacity to build bridges". The State (Columbia, S.C.). 2012-01-19. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  42. ^ "Editorial Endorsement: Romney best choice for Republicans". The Greenville News. 2012-01-15. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  43. ^ "Romney has what S.C. Republicans are looking for". The Charlotte Observer. 2012-01-15. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  44. ^ "Romney our choice for GOP nomination". The Telegraph (Nashua). 2012-01-05. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  45. ^ "Endorsement: Nation needs Romney". Boston Herald. 2011-12-28. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  46. ^ "Endorsement: Romney stands alone". Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa). 2012-01-01. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  47. ^ "Our View: Romney best choice for nation's chief executive". Iowa City Press-Citizen. 2011-12-27. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  48. ^ a b c "Economic smarts make Romney best of GOP field". Seacoastonline.com. 2012-01-18. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  49. ^ "The Oklahoman endorsement: Mitt Romney is best man to restore nation's greatness". The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City). 2011-12-18. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  50. ^ "The Des Moines Register’s GOP caucus endorsement: Mitt Romney is best to lead". Des Moines Register. 2011-12-17. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  51. ^ "Editorial: Romney is GOP's best choice". The Washington Examiner. 2011-12-14. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  52. ^ "Our Opinion: Mitt Romney stands out as best choice". Sioux City Journal. 2011-12-03. Retrieved 20 January 2012.