Christie wins most newspaper endorsements

Republican Christopher Christie has won the newspaper endorsement game, gaining the support of eight daily newspapers in his bid for Governor. Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine has won six newspaper endorsements, and two went to independent Christopher Daggett.

Four years ago, nine daily newspapers backed Republican Douglas Forrester for governor, and eight endorsed Corzine. Corzine lost three newspapers that backed him in 2005: the Press of Atlantic City endorsed Christie, and the Star-Ledger and the Express-Times went with Daggett. He picked up one Forrester paper, The Record.

So far, the Gloucester County Times has not endorsed a gubernatorial candidate.

The scorecard:

New York Times: Franks 2000, Corzine 2005, Corzine 2009
Philadelphia Inquirer: Franks 2000, Corzine 2005, Corzine 2009
The Record: Franks 2000, Forrester 2005, Corzine 2009
Trenton Times: Corzine 2000, Corzine 2005, Corzine 2009
Jersey Journal: Corzine 2000, Corzine 2005, Corzine 2009
New York Daily News: Corzine 2000, Corzine 2005, Corzine 2005
Courier-News: Franks 2000, Forrester 2005, Christie 2009
Home News Tribune: Corzine 2000, Forrester 2005, Christie 2009
Courier-Post: Franks 2000, Forrester 2005, Christie 2009
Press of Atlantic City: Franks 2000, Corzine 2005, Christie 2009
Asbury Park Press: Franks 2000, Forrester 2005, Christie 2009
Daily Record: Franks 2000, Forrester 2005, Christie 2005
New York Post: Franks 2000, Forrester 2005, Christie 2009
Trentonian: Franks 2000, Forrester 2005, Christie 2009
Star-Ledger: Corzine 2000, Forrester 2005, Daggett 2009
Express-Times: Franks 2000, Corzine 2005, Daggett 2005
Gloucester County Times: Franks 2000, Corzine 2005

Christie wins most newspaper endorsements