The right to endorse
I commend Downtown for publishing candidates questionnaires.
It is just my opinion, but I feel your paper, and yours alone, earned the right to endorse.
The Detroit papers issuing questionnaires and then holding them tight to their chests, and endorsing, are really just exercising an editor power grab.
The Eccentric had an excellent questionnaire, but did not publish it. Smacks of a profit-driven, non-local owner using the locals as a revenue source. The Oakland Press did not even send out a questionnaire, and it has become incredibly expensive.
I cannot say I am very confident – just too hard to get a message out. The six strong (11th district congressional) candidates cover the spectrum of the party, and all could conceivably win even though there are probably some favorites.
(Editor’s note: Paul Secrest was a GOP primary candidate for the congressional seat now held by David Trott).