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Obama Campaign Press Release - Obama Campaign Receives the Endorsement of More than 50 Newspapers

January 29, 2008

Chicago, IL - Following Obama's decisive victory in the South Carolina primary, the Obama for America campaign today highlighted the fact that Obama has received the endorsement of more than 50 newspapers across the country.

Below is a list of the endorsements and some excerpts:

Chicago Tribune: "Barack Obama is the rare individual who can sit in the U.S. Senate yet have his career potential unfulfilled. He is the Democrat best suited to lead this nation. We offer him our endorsement for the Feb. 5 Illinois primary."

Arizona Republic: "We believe Barack Obama has the best chance of moving Washington and the nation beyond the poisonous partisanship of recent decades. He appeals to independent voters and Republicans, in addition to members of his own party. His promise to unite is convincing."

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "Barack Obama is aware of yesterday, but he is about today and tomorrow and next year. In a strong field of Democratic presidential contenders, he offers the best hope of transforming the debate and moving on to what America can be in the 21st century."

San Francisco Chronicle: "In a Jan. 17 meeting with our editorial board, Obama demonstrated an impressive command of a wide variety of issues. He listened intently to the questions. He responded with substance. He did not control a format without a stopwatch on answers or constraints on follow-up questions, yet he flourished in it. He radiated the sense of possibility that has attracted the votes of independents and tapped into the idealism of young people during this campaign. He exuded the aura of a 46-year-old leader who could once again persuade the best and the brightest to forestall or pause their grand professional goals to serve in his administration."

Newspapers that have endorsed Obama

AL - Tuscaloosa News

AZ - The Arizona Republic

CA - Black Voice News

CA - Chico News & Review

CA - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

CA - Long Beach Leader

CA - Los Angeles Sentinel

CA - Marin Pacific Sun

CA - Modesto Bee

CA - North Bay Bohemian

CA - Palm Springs Desert Sun

CA - Pasadena Star-News/San Gabriel Valley Tribune/Whittier Daily News

CA - Precinct Reporter

CA - Riverside Press-Enterprise

CA - Sacramento Bee

CA - San Diego City Beat

CA - San Francisco Bay Guardian

CA - San Francisco Bay View

CA - San Francisco Chronicle

CA - San Jose Mercury News

CA - Santa Barbara Independent

CA - Santa Cruz Sentinel

CA - Tri County Bulletin

CA - Stockton Record

CT - The Day

FL - Gainesville Sun

FL - Palm Beach Post

FL - Tampa Tribune

FL - St. Petersburg Times

GA - Atlanta Journal Constitution

GA - Atlanta Daily World

IA - Ames Iowa State Daily

IA - Des Moines El Latino

IA - Iowa City Press Citizen

IA - Iowa City Daily Iowan

IA - Sioux City Journal

IA - Logan Herald-Observer

IA - Ottumwa Courier

IL - Chicago Defender

IL - Chicago Tribune

IL - Daily Herald

IL - Belleville News Democrat

MA - Bay State Banner

MA - Boston Globe

MA - Daily News Tribune

MA - The Springfield Republican

ME - Portland Press Herald

MO - Kansas City Call

MO - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

NH - Littleton Courier

NH - Nashua Telegraph

NH - Portsmouth Herald

NH - Valley News

NJ - The Trenton Times

NV - Las Vegas Review Journal

NV - Reno Gazette Journal

NV - Elko Free Press

NY - New York Observer

PA - Philadelphia Inquirer

SC - The State

SC - The Rock Hill Herald

SC - The Greenville News

TN - Tri-State Defender

TX - Dallas Morning News

WA - The Seattle Times

Barack Obama, Obama Campaign Press Release - Obama Campaign Receives the Endorsement of More than 50 Newspapers Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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