Newspaper endorsement a ritual of the political season with the occasional surprise

Former Rep. Mark Schauer (D) and Gov. Rick Snyder (R)

Former Rep. Mark Schauer (D) and Gov. Rick Snyder (R)

One of the rituals of the political campaign season is the newspaper endorsement. This past weekend, the liberal-leaning editorial page of The Detroit Free Press – also the state’s largest newspaper — caused some head-scratching and tongue-wagging with its endorsement in the governor’s race.
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