The Arizona Republic:
Since The Arizona Republic began publication in 1890, we have never endorsed a Democrat over a Republican for president. Never. This reflects a deep philosophical appreciation for conservative ideals and Republican principles.
This year is different.
The 2016 Republican candidate is not conservative and he is not qualified. [Ed.: well, they got "not qualified" right.]
That’s why, for the first time in our history, The Arizona Republic will support a Democrat for president.Former Virginia Republican Senator John Warner:
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will score another high-powered Republican endorsement on Wednesday, according to a campaign aide: retired senator John Warner of Virginia, a popular GOP maverick with renowned military credentials.
Warner’s decision not to support his party’s nominee, Donald Trump, is intended to send a signal in the five-term senator’s battleground home state and beyond that mainstream, security-minded Republicans should side with Clinton.It's never smart to assume endorsements sway many voters, but in these instances (as with other endorsements by long- time Republican fixtures like the Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Cincinnati Enquirer and most of the Republican national security "establishment"), we can hope that they provide enough cover for those Republicans and Republican- leaning independents who simply can't stomach unfit neo- fascist demagogue Donald "Rump" Trump and see Secretary Clinton as the only person capable of stopping him.