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Gazette presidential endorsements 1884-2012

Cedar Rapids, city of. Gazette, The. (Gazette Company, Gazette Communications, GFOC). Little caption information available. Photo appears to show The Gazette building, constructed in 1925, at 500 Third Avenue (3rd Ave.) SE in Cedar Rapids. The building is shown following a nine month remodeling period costing $200,000. The old Third Avenue entrance (just above the young newspaper vendor at right) has been removed and the Fifth Street (5th St.) entrance (center), redone. Other changes include the construction of a new mechanical wing, new telephone room, new conference room, placement of a new dumb waiter for advertising items, enlargement of the press, and new heating, plumbing and lighting systems. An open house was held at The Gazette celebrating the completion of the remodeling project the same day this photo was published, on (7-10-60). Photo July, 1960.      (See also NICA ID 3240203)
Cedar Rapids, city of. Gazette, The. (Gazette Company, Gazette Communications, GFOC). Little caption information available. Photo appears to show The Gazette building, constructed in 1925, at 500 Third Avenue (3rd Ave.) SE in Cedar Rapids. The building is shown following a nine month remodeling period costing $200,000. The old Third Avenue entrance (just above the young newspaper vendor at right) has been removed and the Fifth Street (5th St.) entrance (center), redone. Other changes include the construction of a new mechanical wing, new telephone room, new conference room, placement of a new dumb waiter for advertising items, enlargement of the press, and new heating, plumbing and lighting systems. An open house was held at The Gazette celebrating the completion of the remodeling project the same day this photo was published, on (7-10-60). Photo July, 1960. (See also NICA ID 3240203)

From The Gazette, Sept. 13, 1900: “The Vinton Eagle cannot get over the thought that ‘The Gazette is anti-Republican.’ The Gazette pleads guilty to being very anti-some Republicans and it is at times equally anti-some Democrats. Because a candidate wears the badge of his party is no sign that he is the proper sort of man, and where the worst elements are constantly seeking to gain control there is no particular wonder that they should occasionally succeed. The Eagle will be allowed to have its own way and when it has the desire to endorse a man for the reason that he has been nominated The Gazette will resent any attempt from any source to interfere with its prerogative. A man has an inalienable right to swallow whatever he sees fit.”

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2012 — Mitt Romney (R)

2008 — John McCain (R)

2004 — George W. Bush (R)

2000 — George W. Bush (R)

1996 — Bob Dole (R)

1992 — Ross Perot (I)

1988 — George H.W. Bush (R)

1984 — Ronald Reagan (R)

1980 — Ronald Reagan (R)

1976 — Gerald Ford (R)

1972 — Richard Nixon (R)

1968 — Richard Nixon (R)

1964 — Lyndon B. Johnson (D)

1960 — Richard Nixon (R)

1956 — Dwight D. Eisenhower (R)

1952 — Dwight D. Eisenhower (R)

1948 — Thomas E. Dewey (R)

1944 — Thomas E. Dewey (R)

1940 — Wendell Wilkie (R)

1936 — Alf Landon (R)

1932 — Herbert Hoover (R)

1928 — Herbert Hoover (R)

1924 — Calvin Coolidge (R)

1920 — Warren G. Harding (R)

1916, 1912 — Woodrow Wilson (D) (no definitive endorsement in either year, but editorial comment was kinder to Wilson than to his opponents)

1908 — Theodore Roosevelt (R)

1904 — Theodore Roosevelt (R)

1900 — William McKinley (R)

1896 — William McKinley (R)

1892 — Benjamin Harrison (R)

1888 — Benjamin Harrison (R)

1884 — James Blaine (R)

1883 — (The Gazette founded)

— Compiled by Diane Langton

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