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New York Times editor Mara Gay said on Monday that the newspaper's endorsement of Sens. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Sanders v. Warren is just for insiders Buttigieg to attend MLK Day event in South Carolina after facing criticism MORE (D-Minn.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Trump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Biden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina MORE (D-Mass.) in the 2020 presidential race is reflective of a divided Democratic Party.
“This is really our way of narrowing that field, and also just pointing out to voters there is more than one pathway forward here,” she added.
Gay also said that the board felt that Klobuchar and Warren were “the best standard bearers for those two paths.”
The Times announced its dual endorsement Sunday night, marking the first time the newspaper has ever backed two candidates in a presidential primary.
Warren is one of the most progressive senators in the party, whereas Klobuchar is campaigning on a more moderate Democratic agenda.
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