The Arizona Republic is suffering some major blowback for its decision to back a Democrat over a Republican in a presidential campaign for the first time since its founding in 1890.
“Well, it’s been crazy around here,” said Phil Boas, who runs the paper’s editorial page. “We’re getting a lot of reaction both locally and national. I don’t believe true readers of the editorial page are surprised by all this at all, because over the past year we have been writing scathing, scalding articles about Donald Trump.”
“We’re feeling the weight of our history,” Boas told The New York Times of the paper’s first endorsement of a Democratic Party candidate in 126 years.