Presidential Candidate Media Endorsements

American Presidency Project - 11/05/2012

With Election Day close, presidential candidates President Obama and Mitt Romney are not only battling it out for votes, but also for newspaper endorsements. The American Presidency Project, a nonpartisan database of presidential documents and messages, tracks the editorial endorsements of the top 100 newspapers in the country. These are the newspaper endorsements each candidate has received thus far:


  • The New York Times
  • Los Angeles Times
  • The Washington Post
  • The Economist
  • Miami Herald
  • Chicago Tribune
  • The Denver Post
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Charlotte Observer
  • La Opinión
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
  • Lexington (KY) Herald Leader
  • Detroit Free Press
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Tampa Bay Times
  • The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)
  • San Antonio Express-News
  • Arizona Daily Star
  • The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA)
  • The Boston Globe
  • The Buffalo News
  • Asbury Park Press
  • The Patriot News (Central PA)
  • The Seattle Times
  • The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ)
  • The Sacramento Bee
  • The Salt Lake Tribune
  • Akron Beacon Journal
  • Star Tribune
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Kansas City Star
  • The Providence (RI) Journal
  • The Blade (Toledo, OH)



  • The Des Moines Register
  • Houston Chronicle
  • The Columbus Dispatch
  • Union Leader
  • The Tampa Tribune
  • The Tennessean (Nashville)
  • Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • Boston Herald
  • The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Press-Telegram (Los Angeles County, CA)

  • The Dallas Morning News
  • The Arizona Republic (Phoenix)
  • Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Omaha World-Herald
  • The Detroit News
  • The Cincinatti Enquirer
  • The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA)
  • Daily News (Los Angeles)
  • Florida

  • Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Pittsburgh Tribune Review
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • New York Post
  • Grand Rapids Press
  • The Oklahoman
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
  • Daily News

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