President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney race to collect newspaper endorsements in swing states
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As Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama speed through the final week of campaigning before the Nov. 6 election, both candidates are piling up endorsements from newspapers across the country. According to Editor & Publisher, more than 80 newspapers had endorsed Obama as of Oct. 19. Romney's endorsements stand at more than 110, but Obama is winning the circulation battle, with his combined endorsements topping 9 million in circulation as opposed to Romney's 4.9 million. The Deseret News, as a matter of policy, does not endorse political candidates. Whether or not newspaper endorsements matter to voters in the end, the endorsements and the reasoning behind them can provide a snapshot of the feelings on the ground across the United States in the days before the election. Here's a look at some endorsements from newspapers in battleground states, as well as national papers.
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