Why The Arizona Republic Will No Longer Endorse Political Candidates

Published: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 12:24pm
Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 10:34am
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Phil Boas
Phil Boas

Every election cycle for more than a century, the Arizona Republic has published columns illustrating the virtues and shortcomings of thousands of political candidates.

And those columns ended with something along the lines of “and that’s why we endorse” this particular candidate. But you won’t be reading that in the newspaper anymore.

In a column published online at azcentral.com, executive editor Greg Burton and editorial page editor Phil Boas say the Republic is eliminating candidate endorsements.

Boas joined The Show to explain why.

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