The historically left-leaning paper's endorsement of a Republican created a bit of a stir and led some to wonder whether the Strib's new owner -- former Republican legislator Glen Taylor -- has started exerting his influence on the editorial board.
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But as David Brauer reports, Strib officials won't pull back the curtain about how they make endorsements:
For you Strib endorsement-watchers, @StribOpinion says longstanding policy not to comment on who's involved, so guessing continues re: Glen.
In a statement about the mayors' endorsement, Nolan offered up a diss of the Strib.
"I'd rather be endorsed by 19 Iron Range mayors than the Minneapolis Star Tribune," he said.
We imagine he would've said something else had the Strib's editorial board come to a different conclusion regarding the race in the Eighth.
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