LISTEN: Idaho Statesman Publisher Discusses Local Newspaper's Clinton Endorsement

Oct 17, 2016

Credit AP

The Idaho Statesman has joined some other red-state newspapers in endorsing the Democratic candidate for president. Hillary Clinton picked up the paper’s support in an editorial published last week. The last time The Statesman endorsed a Democrat for president was Barack Obama’s first campaign in 2008.

Our Matt Guilhem spoke to Debra Leithauser, the Statesman’s publisher and president, about what went into the decision and what it means for the paper to buck the state’s preferred politics.

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