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East Texas Newspaper Endorses McCain, Obama

The Longview News-Journal has announced who it will endorse for the 2008 Presidential Election.

In its Sunday publication, the newspaper said it is endorsing Arizona Senator John McCain for the republican nomination.

"McCain represents, in our view, the only chance Republicans have of retaining the presidency - precisely for the streak of independence that troubles some people in his party. McCain has the proven ability to draw in independents and even Democrats - especially if Clinton is that party's nominee," the paper said.

On the democratic side, the newspaper endorses Illinois Senator Barack Obama for the nomination.

"Obama's campaign has energized literally hundreds of thousands of young voters who heretofore have been politically inactive. That alone would be a powerful argument for his candidacy in a time when the electorate is increasingly alienated from the political process," the paper said.

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