On Sunday the Hutchinson News endorsed Republican Tracey Mann in the GOP primary race for the 1st Congressional District, calling the Salinan a "bright, young political aspirant" who "shows the ability to be reasonable and straightforward with voters." But the newspaper's editorial board withdrew the endorsement Thursday, after Mann said on a Salina radio show that President Obama "needs to come forth with his papers and show everyone that he is an American citizen." The newspaper's unendorsement: "Whether Mann truly doubts the president's citizenship or is just saying so in another effort to appeal to the far-right extremists of his party and get elected we don't know. Either way, it is unflattering and doesn't demonstrate the kind of intellect we want representing us in Congress." The editorial board left it to voters to choose from among the other five Republicans.