CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Press Association says Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and incumbent state Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis have earned more newspaper endorsements than anyone else, with 10 apiece.
Executive Director Don Smith says President Barack Obama, meanwhile, had only one endorsement as of Wednesday.
The association sponsored an "Endorsement Week," encouraging papers to offer political commentary before early voting began Wednesday.
Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has six endorsements; challenger Bill Maloney has one.
Incumbent U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin has eight; Republican challenger John Raese has one.
Five endorsements went to incumbent Republican Rep. David McKinley and two to incumbent Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito. Their challengers have one endorsement each.
In the 3rd District, incumbent Democrat Nick Rahall had two. His challenger has none.