Well the endorsements are out today...
The Daily Herald Endorsed Jim...
The Beacon didn't, can't say I am surprised.
Their attempt to act like that because they endorsed Hastert in the past that the fact that they endorsed a Democrat is a big deal. In virtually every contested local race (where there is a 'real' democrat running) they endorse the democrat. The first Holmes vs Wintermute race, they endorsed Linda Holmes with out even mentioning that she wrote for them. They endorsed Weisner over Irvin, Chapa LaVia over everyone, I don't think anyone would consider the Beacon a 'Republican' paper. Nice try framing it that way Beacon.
If you are going to say.
"It's quite possible this newspaper has never before backed a Democrat in a 14th Congressional District general election" Why not spend a few minutes searching your archives to find out. Isn't that what interns are for?