RICHMOND, Va. — The Richmond Times-Dispatch’s editorial board is endorsing Gary Johnson for president.
The Times-Dispatch tweeted out the news Saturday ahead of the announcement in Sunday’s newspaper.
For the last 36 years the paper has selected the Republican candidate, but the paper said that neither Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump meets its moral and professional standards.
The Times-Dispatch editorial board began to explore the possibility of endorsing Johnson and his running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, several weeks ago, as scandal continued to engulf the Democratic nominee while the Republican candidate’s statements and behavior daily piled distress upon puzzlement.
Johnson’s clear and consistent support for limited government, free enterprise, social tolerance and individual freedom appeals to our own philosophical leanings. An examination of his policy positions revealed that they often match our longstanding editorial creed.