Federal candidate endorsement watch

Who’s got the juice to win on Nov. 4? The Colorado Independent is putting the press to the test — we’re compiling newspaper endorsements, analyzing them and then tracking the persuasive talents of editorial boards statewide.

Except the Rocky Mountain News, which according to an Oct. 18 editorial by publisher John Temple, will not endorse any political candidates this time around.

And of course, that’s our policy too. As a non-partisan, nonprofit news organization, we don’t make endorsements on candidates nor ballot issues.

You can help update the list — and subsequent ones too on state races and ballot measures through Election Day — by adding a comment below when you read a print or online endorsement of a federal candidate.

John McCain (R)
Erie Review, Grand Junction Sentinel, Lafayette News, Longmont Times-Call, Loveland Reporter Herald, Superior Observer

Barack Obama (D)
Aurora Sentinel, Boulder Weekly, Colorado Springs Independent, Cortez Journal, Daily Camera, Denver Post, Gunnison Country Times, Ouray News, Ouray Plain Dealer, Ridgeway Sun, Windsor Beacon

No U.S. Presidential endorsement
Colorado Springs Business Journal, Rocky Mountain News


Bob Schaffer (R)
Grand Junction Sentinel, Pueblo Chieftain

Mark Udall (D)
Aurora Sentinel, Boulder Weekly, Cañon City Daily Record, Daily Camera, Colorado Springs Independent, Denver Post, Erie Review, Longmont Times Call, Loveland Reporter Herald, Superior Observer, Vail Daily

No U.S. Senate endorsement
Rocky Mountain News, Windsor Beacon


U.S. House Races

1st Congressional District
Diana DeGette (D) – incumbent
Denver Post

George Lilly (R)
No endorsements to date

2nd Congressional District
Jared Polis (D)
Boulder Weekly, Daily Camera, Denver Post, Vail Daily

Scott Starin (R)
Erie Review, Longmont Times Call, Superior Observer

3rd Congressional District
John Salazar (D) – incumbent
Aspen Times, Denver Post, Wet Mountain Tribune

Wayne Wolf (R)
No endorsements to date

4th Congressional District
Betsy Markey (D)
Boulder Weekly, Daily Camera, Windsor Beacon, Windsor Now

Marilyn Musgrave (R) – incumbent
Denver Post, Erie Review, Longmont Times Call, Loveland Reporter Herald, Superior Observer

No CD 4 endorsement:
Fot Collins Coloradoan

5th Congressional District
Doug Lamborn (R) – incumbent
No endorsements to date

Hal Bidlack (D)
Colorado Springs Independent, Denver Post

6th Congressional District
Mike Coffman (R)

Aurora Sentinel, Denver Post

Hank Eng (D)
No endorsements to date

7th Congressional District
John LeRew (R)
No endorsements to date

Ed Perlmutter (D) – incumbent
Aurora Sentinel, Denver Post

Read our coverage of state candidate and ballot measure endorsements coming soon.

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