Today, the Cleveland Plain Dealer endorsed the Libertarian candidate in the State Treasurer’s race. Unless I’m wrong, that’s the first time an Ohio daily has endorsed a third-party candidate in a statewide race in Ohio. At least, in recent memory.
Meanwhile the Columbus Dispatch (R-Columbus) finally got its endorsement of John Kasich official. To the surprise of nobody, but I’m sure the Carpetblogger will somehow imply its a major event anyways. Strickland was endorsed by the Akron Beacon Journal.
Of course, what the Dispatch giveth to Kasich, it also took away. In addition to it’s endorsement of Kasich, the Dispatch also had stories that:
- Kasich’s pledge that the budget deficit can be resolved with spending cuts alone is not possible;
- Kasich lied… a lot… during the last debate showing an ignorance on budgetary and education policies.
The Treasurer’s race has gotten so nasty that the Cleveland Plain Dealer felt compelled to write a pox on both houses. And it’s not even an Apportionment Board seat race!