Donald Trump receives his first major newspaper endorsement

Score another newspaper endorsement for Donald Trump — though he's still got a lot of catching up to do.

The Las Vegas Review-Journalendorsed Trump on Saturday. It's the biggest local paper so far to declare support for the GOP nominee.

If you're scoring at home, Trump still trails Clinton by quite a bit in terms of newspaper endorsements. Clinton has over 80, while the Review-Journal is Trump's fourth — fifth if you count the National Enquirer.

New York Times endorsements through the ages
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New York Times endorsements through the ages

Republican Abraham Lincoln endorsed in 1860, 1864. 

Republican, Defeated Stephen A. Douglas (D), John C. Breckinridge (Southern Democrat), and John Bell (Constitutional Union Party)

Republican Ulysses S. Grant endorsed in 1868, 1872.
Republican Rutherford B. Hayes endorsed in 1876. 
Republican James Abraham Garfield endorsed in 1880.
Democrat Grover Cleveland in 1884, 1888, 1892.
Republican William McKinley endorsed in 1900.
Democrat Judge Alton B. Parker endorsed by 1904.
Republican William Howard Taft endorsed in 1908.
Democrat Woodrow Wilson endorsed in 1912, 1916.
Democrat James M Cox endorsed in 1920.
Democrat John W. Davis endorsed in 1924.
Democrat Alfred E Smith endorsed in 1928. 
Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt endorsed in 1932, 1936, 1944.
Republican Wendell Willkie endorsed in 1940.
Republican Thomas E. Dewey endorsed in 1948.
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower endorsed in 1952, 1956.
Democrat John F. Kennedy endorsed in 1960.
Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson endorsed in 1964.
Democrat Hubert Humphery endorsed in 1968. 
Democrat George S. McGovern endorsed in 1972.
Democrat Jimmy Carter endorsed in 1978, 1980.
Democrat Walter Mondale endorsed in 1984.
Democrat Michael S. Dukakis endorsed in 1988.
Democrat Bill Clinton endorsed in 1992, 1996.
Democrat Al Gore endorsed in 2000.
Democrat John Kerry endorsed 2004.

These include plenty of conservative-leaning publications, like The Dallas Morning News, The Arizona Republic, and The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Many of the conservative newspapers that broke Clinton's way took time to call Trump out specifically. The Dallas Morning News said Trump "bring[s] out the worst in all of us, rather than the best."

Even Gary Johnson has more newspaper endorsements than Trump, despite his position as a third-party nominee.

It's hard to say exactly how much newspaper endorsements matter to Trump, though.

"The whole thing is one big fix. It's one big fix," Trump said at a rally Oct. 14.

Trump has repeatedly claimed the press is rigging the election in Clinton's favor, something his top advisers and vice presidential nominee Mike Pence have echoed.

"The American people are tired of the obvious bias in the national media; that's where this sense of a rigged election goes here," Pence said in an Oct. 16 interview with NBC.

In its endorsement, the Review-Journal specifically called out a growing frustration with today's politicians, saying Trump would be quote "a source of disruption and discomfort to the privileged, back-scratching political elites."

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