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Now, I haven’t double checked to be sure that it is in fact ALL the competitive mayoral races in the county (as opposed to ones in other counties that might get the PD and ones where there is no challenger), but it looks that way.

And I must say, thank you.

I can’t dredge up the post or email that I know I wrote last year, during the County Council campaigns, in which I expressed extreme distress over how the PD was rolling out it’s endorsements one at a time, and not in what seemed to be in any order, and sometimes before the mail-in start day, and sometimes well past that, but I know that I did communicate to someone there just how unhappy it made me and how easy it seemed to be to remedy.

And remedy it they did: today, in the FORUM section of the Sunday PD, the entire left-hand side page was full of the endorsements, text, photos, conclusion. Again, you can read them all online here.

Now, whether those endorsements have other issues you may find, I’m not addressing that in this post. But I think it is SUPREMELY superior to have these endorsements all come out at the same time so as not to benefit or be to the detriment of any one candidate or community.

Thank you – I noticed. And I bet a few others did too.  Hmm, maybe I will even go leave this comment on the cleveland.com comment page.

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By Jill Miller Zimon at 7:18 pm October 2nd, 2011 in Campaigning, Cleveland+, democracy, Elections, Media, Ohio 

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One Response to “Kudos to The Plain Dealer for Releasing All Mayoral Endorsements Together, Before Vote-by-Mail Starts”

  1. 1 Adrienne on October 4th, 2011 1:38 pm

    Thanks for the information, Jill.

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