Do Political Endorsements Matter?
Politicians love racking up endorsements. From newspapers to celebrities and fellow politicians, endorsements are like a stamp of approval that says, “I’m voting for this candidate, and you should too.”
Chance the Rapper on Tuesday endorsed mayoral candidate Amara Enyia. But do endorsements really matter? How much weight do you give a political endorsement from your favorite TV star, singer or even former president?
With the midterm elections less than a month away, the Morning Shift examines political endorsements with Chicago Sun-Times columnist and ABC7 political analyst Laura Washington.
GUEST: Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times columnist and ABC7 political analyst
LEARN MORE: Chance the Rapper endorses Amara Enyia to be Chicago’s next mayor (Chicago Sun-Times 10/16/18)
Do Political Endorsements Have Real Impact? (NPR 2/28/16)