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Paper’s mayoral pick a forgone conclusion - The Galveston County Daily News : Guest Columns

July 25, 2014

Paper’s mayoral pick a forgone conclusion

Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:00 am

The endorsement of Jim Yarbrough by The Galveston County Daily News was a foregone conclusion when Yarbrough first announced for mayor, before any other candidate had yet entered the field.

Patrick Graham, then-publisher of The Daily News, anointed Yarbrough in an editorial. The actual endorsement, which came later, surprisingly contradicted Heber Taylor’s previous editorial two years ago which premise was that Jim Yarbrough’s conflicts of interest should prevent him from being considered for the then-vacant city manager’s position. Today, Mr. Yarbrough has the same conflicts of interest but apparently these blatant conflicts were not considered by the newspaper in endorsing Yarbrough.

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