Traditionally it’s been noteworthy when newspapers make endorsements, but political observers might want to take note that Fox 41 President and General Manager Bill Lamb endorsed Democratic mayoral candidate and Metro Councilman Jim King, D-10, in a recently televised editorial.
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With the May 18 primary a few days away, it’s debatable if Lamb’s support for the former council president will matter, but it could balance out The Courier-Journal’s endorsement of Democrat Greg Fischer in the public’s eye. Given the debate over The C-J’s nod to Fischer the value of these endorsements from media outlets has been an interesting discussion in the campaign’s final days. Recently, LEO Weekly’s editor explained the reasoning for the paper’s non-endorsement, which certainly created a stirred a debate of its own.