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The Post-Star’s editorial board, of which I am a member, has endorsed in eight political races so far.

As I have said in the past, the board does not care about party affiliation. We never ask which party a candidate represents and I never seek it out.

I don’t care.

It doesn’t make a difference in local elections.

I look at it as a job interview and choose the best person for the job.

That said, I reviewed the tally for our races so far and we have endorsed five Republicans, two Democrats and one Green Party candidate. Most of the endorsements have come in the Glens Falls races. We will be continuing our endorsements over the next week for many of the county supervisor races.

One of the things that has struck me this election season is the quality of the candidates we are seeing.

We have already had over 25 editorial board interviews. We expect to have about 40 before we are finished.

It has been a difficult last couple weeks for several of our board members with several projects under way at the newspaper, but we expect that to improve this coming week.



Ken Tingley is Editor of The Post-Star in Glens Falls, N.Y. and writes a regular blog called "The Front Page."

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