Boca Raton Tribune Endorses Romney; Reports Circulation/Ad Revenue Caught Presidential Wave From Final Debate

Nov 05, 2012, 10:00 ET from Boca Raton Tribune

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the smallest newspapers in the country, the Boca Raton Tribune, has something big to crow about. 

The weekly paper reports its circulation and ad revenue caught a Presidential wave from the final debate here and today for the first time in its history, it has announced that it is endorsing a candidate for President of the United States—Gov. Mitt Romney.

"There's nothing quite as uplifting as a national spotlight," said Douglas S. Heizer, the paper's highly pleased publisher and CEO after seeing both circulation and ad revenue spike upward since the great debate at Lynn University. 

At a time when newspapers are shrinking nationwide and even before the snow birds have yet migrated to sunny South Florida, the climactic presidential debate has put the Boca Raton Tribune on the political map.   

The Boca Raton Tribune is a hyper-local newspaper that is the perfect blend of print and online. Their website and the online version of the paper have been growing in views daily.

Their continued view of hyper-local news has helped the Boca Raton Tribune open up two other publications, The Delray Beach Tribune and The Coral Springs Tribune, both which are growing with the same philosophy.

The Boca Raton Tribune's editorial staff is a mixture of savvy veteran and promising journalists. The best example of this is executive editors Dale King and C. Ron Allen, who both have decades of experience in the newspaper business and Pedro Heizer, an upcoming journalist as managing editor. 

Also for the first time, the Tribune has run a political OP ED piece. Written by Rabbi Sam Intrator, it expresses shock and dismay over both candidates not spending time in their final debate discussing U.S. policies that so far have failed to bring about peace between Israel and Palestinians.

In announcing it is backing Gov. Romney for President, the Tribune's editorial board wrote: "Everyone who invests in securities has heard of a 'Santa Claus Rally' in the stock market.  Well, we predict that if Mitt Romney is elected President, we will enjoy the best Christmas since 2008. And not just in the markets, not just in Boca Raton, but everywhere in our country as it will buoy the economy and benefit everyone."

Media contact: Adrienne Mazzone 561-750-9800 x211

SOURCE Boca Raton Tribune