THE TEMPTATION is great to sit out Tuesday’s runoff elections, since there are so few contests on the ballot, and we just voted two weeks ago. It’s a bad idea.
The job of superintendent of education is completely up in the air, with runoff elections in both the Republican and Democratic primaries. And Republicans still have to select a candidate for lieutenant governor, an office that is almost entirely ceremonial — unless the governor fails to complete the term, in which case the lieutenant governor becomes governor. Additionally, a smattering of local offices will be determined.
Anyone who voted in the Republican primary or did not vote in the primaries may vote in the Republican runoff; anyone who voted in the Democratic primary or did not vote in the primaries may vote in the Democratic primary.
Here’s a review of our endorsements in the runoffs:
To read our full endorsements, go to thestate.com/endorsements.