This morning The Enquirer endorsed Hamilton County Commissioner David Pepper for state auditor, saying about the Democratic candidate: “We trust that Pepper has the straightforward aim to be an honest whistle blower on waste, fraud and inefficiency, wherever it occurs.”
Well, the Enquirer isn’t alone.
In a year when Republicans are racking up newspaper endorsements, so far Pepper has been endorsed by 11 of the 12 newspapers who have so far endorsed in the race.
Even the conservative Warren Tribune in Northeast Ohio cast their vote his way this week.Here’s what some of the said:
The Cleveland Plain Dealer: “”Pepper’s promise to be transparent and to focus on creating more competitive districts is exactly the perspective needed on the Reapportionment Board.”
The Akron Beacon Journal: He is “willing to confront difficult tasks and make tough choices,” and has “stepped up to make the necessary cuts while seeking to protect key priorities.”
The Dayton Daily News – Pepper “has a grander vision, better ideas, and is more driven.”
So who didn’t endorse Pepper? The Columbus Dispatch.