News Journal Endorses Markell and Denn
"That is why we recommend the re-election of Jack Markell. He has brought a sense of energy to the governor’s office. He has attacked problems and he has found solutions.
The problems we face as a state are complex and need firm leadership at the top. Part of the governor’s job is dealing with the General Assembly, an institution with a mind of its own and the power to go with it. Mr. Markell has worked with the Legislature. He has been able to accomplish much. Mr. Cragg, an experienced businessman, would be new to government.
We also believe that the governor and lieutenant governor should belong to the same party. The lieutenant governor does not have checks-and-balances power. The position is more effective if the lieutenant governor worked with the administration. That is why we also endorse Democrat Matt Denn for re-election over his Republican opponent Sher Valenzuela.
Mr. Denn, in his own right, has been a leader in making schools more effective through cost controls and programs for all students."