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Boston Globe backs John Kasich for GOP nomination

The Boston Globe endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich for Republican party nomination for president, telling New Hampshire GOP voters that they have a chance to reward a politician who has been largely positive and slap down candidates who have been appealing to fears and biases.

The editorial said in part: "The Globe urges them to support John Kasich, whose record as governor of Ohio shows him to be a pragmatic, fiscally responsible executive, but one who is also concerned with helping the poor. His success in that important swing state, and his record as a moderate conservative who is willing to compromise in pursuit of results, suggests he is the Republican hopeful most likely to be successful on the national stage."

The Globe called real estate tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump "the worst."

"His bigotry is toxic — and it requires a resounding electoral defeat," the editorial said.

The Globe also endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic party nomination.

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