Henry Paulson

Dallas Morning News endorses Hillary Clinton, backing first Democrat in 76 years

For the first time since 1940, the Dallas Morning News has endorsed a Democrat for president, telling readers in one of the nation's most reliably red states Wednesday that they ought to vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.

The Morning News's conservative editorial board, joining dozens of high-profile Republicans in rejecting the GOP nominee and supporting his opponent, acknowledged that breaking a 19-election streak caused its members some heartburn, but the endorsement's opening sentence suggested they felt their choice was clear: "There is only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot in November."

The Morning News braced readers for its surprise...