Dallas Morning News endorses Clinton after backing GOP for 75 years

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becker/Reuters

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becker/Reuters

The Dallas Morning News endorsed a Democratic presidential candidate Wednesday, a first in 75 years and 20 elections.

The Texas-based newspaper’s editorial board said that its recommendation for Hillary Clinton didn’t come easily. The newspaper said it hasn’t backed a Democratic candidate for the presidency since before World War II.

“Resume vs. resume, judgment vs. judgment, this election is no contest,” the board wrote.

Although the board said Democrats’ “over-reliance on government and regulation” was “at odds with our belief in private-sector ingenuity and innovation,” the newspaper’s endorsement said Clinton’s record of service outweighed their reservations with the Democratic candidate.

“Clinton has made mistakes and displayed bad judgment, but her errors are plainly in a different universe than her opponent’s,” the board wrote, adding that Donald Trump’s values are “hostile to conservatism.”

“[Trump] plays on fear — exploiting base instincts of xenophobia, racism and misogyny — to bring out the worst in all of us, rather than the best,” the board wrote. “His serial shifts on fundamental issues reveal an astounding absence of preparedness. And his improvisational insults and midnight tweets exhibit a dangerous lack of judgment and impulse control,” it added.

In a separate editorial, the board laid out its argument on why Trump “is no Republican and certainly no conservative.”

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