Bad night for the Star-Ledger

The Star-Ledger's editorial page becomes a little less intimidating to politicians after their candidate for governor, independent Christopher Daggett, won just 6% of the vote statewide. The state's largest newspaper gave Daggett an early endorsement – so early that they unwittingly cost themselves the sponsorship of the gubernatorial debate. This may be the single worst performance of any candidate to win the Star-Ledger endorsement during the newspaper's 177-year history. This puts a burden on editorial page editor-elect Tom Moran as he prepares to take over.

Bad night for the Star-Ledger