The Press: Short Takes

> How many votes do newspaper endorsements mean to a candidate? No one can be sure, but certainly a series of four laudatory front-page editorials in one of Texas' largest newspapers gave William Hobby, 40, a boost as he campaigned for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor. The last editorial in the Houston Post (circ. 295,000) appeared the morning of the runoff, which Hobby won easily. There were two curious things about the Post's quadruple blessing of Hobby: the paper declined to take a stand on any of the other statewide contests, and...

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