A former member of the Albuquerque Journal’s Editorial Board wrote about the paper’s unusual endorsement process this year. Denise Tessier says she’s heard from candidates who were not interviewed, though the paper endorsed in those races.
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Tessier also says our local daily used to give the edge to candidates with the most experience. This year, it worked out differently. For instance, the Journal endorsed Republicans Susana Martinez, Jon Barela, Tom Mullins and Matt Chandler.