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Dallas Morning News Endorses Hillary Clinton, Snapping 75-Year Republican Streak

”There is only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot in November,“ the paper’s editorial board writes

The Dallas Morning News has endorsed Hillary Clinton, marking the first time in more than 75 years that the Texas newspaper has backed a Democrat for president.

“There is only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot in November,” the paper’s editorial board wrote. “We recommend Hillary Clinton.”

The endorsement continued: “We don’t come to this decision easily. This newspaper has not recommended a Democrat for the nation’s highest office since before World War II — if you’re counting, that’s more than 75 years and nearly 20 elections. The party’s over-reliance on government and regulation to remedy the country’s ills is at odds with our belief in private-sector ingenuity and innovation. Our values are more about individual liberty, free markets and a strong national defense.”

But, while the paper admits it has been critical of Clinton, it she has experience in “actual governance, a record of service and a willingness to delve into real policy,” which it said is “unlike Donald Trump.”

“Resume vs. resume, judgment vs. judgment, this election is no contest,” the paper said before listing GOP leaders who support Clinton, including Henry Paulson, John Negroponte, Richard Armitage and Brent Scowcroft.

The editorial board feels “Trump’s values are hostile to conservatism” and that he “plays on fear” to “bring out the worst in all of us.”

Clinton picked up another endorsement on Wednesday morning when Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told CNN’s Poppy Harlow that he was voting for the former secretary of state.