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Philadelphia Inquirer declines to endorse in Pennsylvania GOP primaries

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s editorial board wrote on Friday that it would not endorse candidates in Pennsylvania’s Republican primaries for governor or Senate, saying it came to a crossroads with candidates over the 2020 election and abortion rights.

The board wrote that in the past, “Even when a candidate’s views didn’t exactly align with positions taken by this board, we’ve found points of agreement, sustained moments of mutual respect, and an appreciation of the kind of apolitical qualifications that are objectively deserving of praise.”

“Most fundamentally: We were all operating in the same reality,” it said.

But the editorial board wrote that most Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidates this year refused to acknowledge that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election when they were given a survey of questions regarding their stances on different issues.

“In their view, among the most problematic queries that we asked was: Who won the 2020 presidential

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