This in via e-mail from the Yost for Ohio Auditor campaign, (link) to the referenced Dayton Daily News editorial/endorsement.
YOST ENDORSED BY DAYTON DAILY NEWS
Chooses “Breadth of experience” and “specific record in management” over “politician”
This morning the Dayton Daily News paper endorsed Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney Dave Yost for Ohio Auditor of State.
In their endorsement of Dave Yost, the Dayton Daily News said:
“His breadth of experience and his specific record in managing a county prosecutor’s office – with about 25 employees – trump the CPA credential. The job entails running a large operation, not actually doing audits.
Mr. Yost’s mature demeanor is more likely to instill confidence in the good intentions of the office than the demeanor of the tightly wound, ideologically rigid, ambitious young politician.”
Brent Swander, campaign manager for Yost, said he had not expected Yost to receive the endorsement. “The Dayton Daily News is our opponent’s home town newspaper. The choice here is between two conservatives, and I expected them to go with the hometown flavor, or sit out the race altogether,” Swander said.
“This editorial confirms what we’ve been saying all along. Experience really does matter in this campaign. Being the watchdog over 11+ million Ohioans’ hard-earned tax dollars is serious business. Dave Yost’s credentials as a county auditor and prosecutor trump those of any other candidate in this race,” Swander concluded.
Yost has been endorsed by the Ohio Republican Party to replace Mary Taylor as Auditor of State. He is currently serving his third term as Delaware County Prosecutor, after serving one term as Delaware County Auditor.
In addition, Yost has been endorsed by Ohio Right to Life, the Buckeye Firearms Association, Ohio Black Republicans Association, 98% of Ohio’s Republican County Auditors, three-fourths of Ohio’s Republican Senators, over 70% of Ohio’s Republican County Prosecutors, the Belmont, Delaware, Muskingum, Preble and Putnam County Republican Parties, Ken Blackwell, Darke County T.E.A. Patriots, Youngstown Vindicator, Akron Beacon Journal, Cleveland Plain Dealer and now the Dayton Daily News.