“We review social media, and Stogner would never have been our pick had the video appeared before we made our recommendation.
It’s painful to rescind a recommendation. But this is an opportunity to reaffirm our principles and expectations.
We expect candidates for public office to model civil discourse and decorum worthy of the public’s trust. This was neither.”
Stogner said she wished the paper had waited to hear what she had to say before pulling their endorsement:
“We have radiation in our water. But me scantily clad is where the line is drawn.”
Last week, Stogner told KENS 5:
“I want to put my clothes back on and have a serious conversation. I want to talk about groundwater. I want to talk about flaring. I want to talk about winterizing our infrastructure pipelines. But that’s boring. It doesn’t get click bait.”
She said that the video has opened up opportunities to discuss real issues.