The Boston Globe said Sunday it was throwing its support behind Hillary Clinton for the upcoming primary in New Hampshire.
The newspaper said it “enthusiastically endorses” Clinton, calling her “seasoned” and “more grounded.”
“The best reason to support Clinton isn’t the weaknesses of her opponents; it’s her demonstrated strengths and experience,” the newspaper wrote.
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Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have been running a tight race, with former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley trailing in third place for the Democratic nomination.
According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll published on Jan. 7, Sanders was leading in New Hampshire with 50 percent support, just four points ahead of Clinton, who had 46 percent. O'Malley had only gained 1 percent in the poll
Sanders’ place in the race, though, isn’t a problem for Clinton, according to the newspaper’s editorial board. Sanders' emphasis on income inequality in this year’s race, it said, gives Clinton a chance “to champion for working people who are struggling in a changing economy.”
The newspaper also referenced attacks over her e-mails, Benghazi and Bill Clinton’s sex life made by her Republican rivals.
“Even after 25 years in the limelight, her opponents still don’t seem to understand how much stronger those attacks make her,” it said.
This is the second newspaper backing Clinton in the last two days.
On Saturday, the Des Moines Register endorsed the former secretary of state for the Democratic nomination. Iowa's largest newspaper called her an “outstanding candidate” who “has demonstrated that she is a thoughtful, hardworking public servant who has earned the respect of leaders at home and abroad.”
The newspaper also endorsed Maro Rubio as the Republican candidate.
The New Hampshire primary takes place on Feb. 9. The polls close at 8 p.m. ET.