'No contest'

Newspaper backs Hillary Clinton, breaking 76-year streak of not endorsing a Democrat

Democratic Nominee for President of the United States Hillary Clinton (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton woke up Wednesday morning having done something no Democratic presidential nominee has done since before World War II: She won the endorsement of the staunchly conservative Dallas Morning News, a newspaper steeped in the heart of Texas, one of the nation’s most red states. And the endorsement was resounding.

“We’ve been critical of Clinton’s handling of certain issues in the past,” the paper’s editorial board wrote. “But unlike Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has experience in actual governance, a record of service and a willingness to delve into real policy. Resume vs. resume, judgment vs. judgment, this election is no contest.”

The endorsement came a day after the editorial board eviscerated Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, accusing him of being “no Republican.” The editorial board concluded that “Donald Trump is not qualified to serve as president and does not deserve your vote.”

Meanwhile, The Dallas Morning News endorsement wasn’t the only big endorsement Clinton picked up on Wednesday. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who often voices his opinions on political issues, announced his endorsement of Clinton, saying she has the right “life experience” and “professional experience” to get the job done. The support comes as welcome news for Clinton, whom a new CNN poll showed is now trailing Trump nationally by a slim margin.

Read the full story at The Washington Post and read the complete endorsement at The Dallas Morning News.

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