San Diego’s largest newspaper to offer pointers to GOP candidates


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Since taking over the former San Diego Union-Tribune in 2011, developer Douglas Manchester has been clear about his political views.

The New York Times recently described the publisher of the paper, which has since been renamed to the U-T San Diego, as “anti-big government, anti-tax and anti-gay marriage. And he’s in favor of a remade San Diego centered around a new downtown waterfront stadium and arena.”


Now, the paper’s top brass is hosting a media training for Republican candidates, giving them pointers on “how to get noticed by the press, how to craft a press release” and tips on how to pick up the paper’s endorsement.

The Republican Party of San Diego County sent out the invite to the event, which will be held on Tuesday night at the paper’s headquarters (business attire requested). County GOP chairman Tony Krvaric will also be on hand for the festivities.

The invite promises a tour of the paper’s newsroom and television studio, a chance to meet the company’s chief executive and the paper’s editor and a chance to learn more about the paper, which is referred to as “a one-stop shop for candidates.”

Calls to Chief Executive John Lynch’s office were not immediately returned.


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