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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.

Paul Secrest

Bloomfield Hills

(Editor’s note: Paul Secrest was a GOP primary candidate for the congressional seat now held by David Trott).

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