Politics 2016

San Diego Union-Tribune Breaks 148-Year Tradition To Endorse Clinton

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Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally at Wake Technical Community College on September 27, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The San Diego Union-Tribune has become the latest in what is a growing number of traditionally conservative newspapers that are expressing support for the Democratic candidate for president. The San Diego paper’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton marks the first time in its 148-year history that it has endorsed a Democratic candidate for president.

“We understand the lack of enthusiasm for her candidacy, the anger over her private email server, family foundation and income from Wall Street speeches, and the questions about how America fared in foreign affairs when she was secretary of state,” the endorsement reads. “But despite Trump’s insistence otherwise, she has the better temperament to be president—and the experience, background and relationships with world leaders that we need in a president.”

The Union-Tribune’s endorsement came mere days after the Arizona Republic endorsed the first Democratic presidential candidate in its 126-year history. Earlier, the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Dallas Morning News, and Houston Chronicle all broke with tradition to endorse Clinton.

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