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26 Papers That Backed Bush in 2004 Move to Obama

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

26 Papers That Backed Bush in 2004 Move to Obama

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Taking a look at our daily endorsement tally so far (see link below), the Obama-Biden ticket has a hefty lead in both total newspapers and total circulation. But another figure that favors the Democratic candidates is the number of newspapers that have endorsed Sen. Obama despite supporting President Bush's reelection in 2004.

At least twenty-six newspapers have switched their support to the Democrat, while only four newspapers (all in the South) endorsing Sen. McCain supported John Kerry in 2004.

In California alone, the Obama-Biden ticket picked-up six newspapers that endorsed President Bush in 2004.

He also gained a few papers, such as the Los Angeles Times and Cleveland's Plain Dealer that did not endorse either candidate in 2004.

Our full tally of all endorsements, with Obama ahead by about 115 to 40, updated Mondayhere.

For more coverage on the media and the campaign, go to our new blog:The E&P Pub

The switchers:

BARACK OBAMA (26)

CALIFORNIALong Beach Press Telegram (B): 85,595Pasadena Star-News (B): 27,894San Gabriel Valley Tribune (B): 40,051The (Stockton) Record (B): 57,486San Bernardino Sun (B): 54,315Tri-Valley Herald (B): 29,759

COLORADOThe Denver Post (B): 225,193

CONNECTICUTNew Haven Register (B): 72,613

FLORIDANaples Daily-News (B): 66,272

ILLINOISChicago Tribune (B): 541,663

INDIANAPalladium-Item (Richmond) (B): 15,453

IOWAMason City Globe Gazette (B): 17,666

NEW JERSEYAsbury Park Press (Neptune) (B): 140,882

NEW MEXICOLas Cruces Sun-News (B): 21,341

NEW YORKDaily News (B): 703,137

OHIOHamilton Journal-News (B): 19,432The Repository (Canton) (B): 65,789The Times-Reporter (New Philadelphia) (B): 22,428

OREGONYamhill Valley News-Register (McMinnville) (B): 10,921

PENNSYLVANIAThe Express-Times (Easton) (B): 44,561

TEXASAustin American-Statesman (B): 170,309Houston Chronicle (B): 494,131

UTAHThe Salt Lake Tribune (B): 121,699

WASHINGTONThe Columbian (B): 44,623Yakima Herald-Republic (B): 38,077

WISCONSINWisconsin State Journal (Madison) (B): 87,930

JOHN McCAIN (4)

FLORIDABradenton Herald (K): 48,618

TENNESSEEThe Jackson Sun (K): 32,121

TEXASCorpus Christi Caller-Times (K): 53,368 VIRGINIADaily Press (Newport News) (K): 91,508

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