The Virginia Gazette has long endorsed candidates seeking election to public office, from the top of the ticket on down. We do so again today.
In browsing through some old newspapers to get a sense of the positions we've taken in the past, one thing was clear: we have always endorsed based on the candidate's positions, not party affiliation.
We've endorsed George Bush, John Kerry and Barack Obama — once. In 2012, we declined to make any endorsements. We've endorsed Democrat Chuck Robb for Senate, Republican Jo Ann Davis for Congress, Democrat Mark Herring for Attorney General and Republican Mike Watson for the House of Delegates.
Our position has been that the...