Times endorsements

Nov. 19, 1957
Los Angeles

Here’s something from another era in politics: An endorsement masquerading as a Page 1 item urging people to vote.

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And in case people missed it on Page 1, The Times ran another item on Page 4 with the runover of its Page 2 election story. It is truly shocking to see endorsements in the news section rather than on the editorial page.

 

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And who was Lou Cusanovich? A "right to work" Republican from the west San Fernando Valley running against a "closed shop" Democrat, Paul Roest. Not too surprisingly, The Times published a glowing editorial celebrating Cusanovich’s victory.  After serving in the Assembly, Cusanovich was elected to the state Senate in 1966. He retired in 1980 after winning by a narrow margin in 1976 and supported former Police Chief Ed Davis as his Republican successor.

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