Do Endorsements Influence Your Vote?
During every election cycle, local and national newspapers, news channels, news agencies, local organizations, and national organizations voice their support for a particular candidate. They usually endorse a candidate because they believe that person will best govern their audiences and represent the interests of their group. For example, the Seattle Times recently endorsed Republican Mike McGavick in Washington’s senatorial election, for reasons that they call out in the article.
The only endorsement that matters in an election is your own, and you show that by voting on Election Day, 7 Nov 2006. The Seattle Times endorsing McGavick doesn’t make me like him any better.
Do you care who your newspaper, any part of the media, or any other organization endorses in local or national elections?