Since I brought up the Chron’s extremely lackadaisical endorsement pace in the previous post, I may as well check in and see who they’ve supported so far. On Monday, in an editorial I can no longer find online (grrr), the Chron supported all the incumbents in the Court of Criminal Appeals races. Yesterday, they endorsed all the incumbents in the Justice of the Peace and Constable elections, plus Dean Dozen candidate May Walker in the open Constable Precinct 7 race. I didn’t prognosticate any of these races, but I continue to feel confident about the overall nature of the Chron’s selections.
In case you’re curious, a running tally of newspaper Presidential endorsements is here. Kerry currently leads in total nods as well as total circulation of the endorsing papers, but many major papers, including all of the big Texas dailies, have not gone on the record yet. Also, Kerry has picked up the support of four papers that touted Bush in 2000, while so for no former Gore backers have switched sides.