LA Times Endorses Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer, Daily News for Carly Fiorina
L.A.'s bigger newspapers are starting to roll out endorsements for high profile races. The LA Times this weekend took to the Democrats and the Daily News sided with Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Carly Fiorina.
In their editorial, the Daily News took a page from the Obama campaign and said change is needed. Citing Barbara Boxer's main attack on Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard who cut thousands of jobs at HP, they argue that "in the long run, preserving the business preserves jobs. As any business person knows, a bankrupt company doesn't equal any jobs at all."
In the same race, the LA Times goes for the U.S. Senate incumbent Barbara Boxer, saying Fiorina "reflects the doctrinaire conservatism that is ascendant in the Republican Party."
As for the Times' gubernatorial pick, they hesitantly urge a vote for Attorney General Jerry Brown over former eBay CEO Meg Whitman.
"Fate presents the state instead with two candidates who fall well short of our current needs," the editorial reads. "They come to us from the partisan political version of Central Casting. Republican Meg Whitman, utterly devoid of background or experience in state government or policymaking, rarely deigning to cast a vote, moves toward the Nov. 2 election on the power of millions of dollars of personal wealth... Then we have Democrat Jerry Brown, the governor of California's baby-boom youth, now seeking the office again more than 30 years after his first run, having advanced on a personal and public journey that made him at times a gadfly outsider, a stolid party leader, a spiritual seeker, a presidential candidate, a nuts-and-bolts mayor of a troubled city and the senior statesman of Sacramento."
Lesser of the two evils?