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After Four Years, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Endorses Political Candidate

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

This week, Wisconsin's biggest newspaper endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich in the state GOP primary. Editorial page Editor David Haynes says the staff felt compelled. "We haven't recommended a candidate in almost four years, but in this case, we just thought that the situation in the Republican primary this year, with Donald Trump's entrance, is so unusual that it just demanded that we take a stand," Haynes says.

At least so far, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has not endorsed a Democratic presidential candidate, but it did publish an editorial on Wednesday slamming Hillary Clinton on the issue of open and accountable government and urging voters to take note.

Ann-Elise is WUWM's news director.