Get ready for endorsement Sunday?

Only five daily newspapers have endorsed a candidate for governor so far, which means Sunday is potentially a big endorsement day. Democrat Jon Corzine has been endorsed by the New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer, Republican Christopher Christie won the endorsement of the Home News Tribune and the Courier News, and the Star-Ledger is backing independent Christopher Daggett.

As endorsements go, the three to watch are The Record, the Asbury Park Press, and the Press of Atlantic City.

So far, Corzine was endorsed by two newspapers that backed him in 2005, while Christie’s endorsements came from newspapers that supported Republican Douglas Forrester. The Star-Ledger endorsed Forrester four years ago.

Corzine’s newspaper endorsement record:

New York Times: Franks 2000, Corzine 2005, Corzine 2009
Philadelphia Inquirer: Franks 2000, Corzine 2005, Corzine 2009
Courier-News: Franks 2000, Forrester 2005, Christie 2009
Home News Tribune: Corzine 2000, Forrester 2005, Christie 2009
Star-Ledger: Corzine 2000, Forrester 2005, Daggett 2009
Courier-Post: Franks 2000, Forrester 2005
The Record: Franks 2000, Forrester 2005
Asbury Park Press: Franks 2000, Forrester 2005
Trenton Times: Corzine 2000, Corzine 2005
Daily Record: Franks 2000, Forrester 2005
Press of Atlantic City: Franks 2000, Corzine 2005
Jersey Journal: Corzine 2000, Corzine 2005
Gloucester County Times: Franks 2000, Corzine2005
Express-Times: Franks 2000, Corzine 2005
New York Daily News: Corzine 2000, Corzine 2005
New York Post: Franks 2000, Forrester 2005
Trentonian: Franks 2000, Forrester 2005

Get ready for endorsement Sunday?