Possible explanation: Jedi mind trick on John Bennett?

It is more than a little ironic that the Asbury Park Press, the newspaper that effectively ended Republican control of the New Jersey State Senate in 2003 when they played a major role in the defeat of Co-Senate President John Bennett. Since then, the Gannett-owned paper seems to have gone solidly Republican in the endorsement game. So far this cycle, the APP has endorsed nine Republicans and one Democrat (Michele Rosen, who has virtually no chance of winning in a solidly GOP district). In 2005, the APP endorsed twelve Republicans for twelve Assembly seats in Monmouth and Ocean counties – and Douglas Forrester for Governor.

Possible explanation: Jedi mind trick on John Bennett?