(CNN) - The New York Post – which endorsed Hillary Clinton during her last Senate run – has backed Barack Obama in the Democratic presidential primary, saying “Obama represents a fresh start.”
In an editorial posted on the paper’s Web site Wednesday, the conservative editorial board said the Illinois senator “sorely lacks seasoning,” adding “We don't agree much with Obama on substantive issues. But many Democrats will. He should be their choice on Tuesday.”
The paper has had a complicated relationship with Hillary Clinton. She and her husband have often been sharply criticized by the conservative editorial board, but the New York senator has developed a cordial relationship with the Post’s owner, Rupert Murdoch, who hosted a fundraiser for her during her re-election bid.
On Wednesday, the board wrote that Obama’s “opponent, and her husband, stand for déjà vu all over again – a return to the opportunistic, scandal-scarred, morally muddled years of the almost infinitely self-indulgent Clinton co-presidency.”
New York Democrats head to the polls on Super Tuesday, February 5.
–CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand