03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Clinton, McCain, Obama Win Key Early State Endorsements

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain picked up key early state endorsements Saturday evening as the clock ticks down to the Iowa Caucuses on January 3, and the New Hampshire primary on January 8.

Read OffTheBus's endorsement coverage, including an interview with Clinton campaign spokesman, here.

The Des Moines Register, the leading newspaper in the Hawkeye State, gave its coveted endorsement to Clinton and McCain, citing their competence and readiness to lead.

Read the Register's entire endorsement of Clinton here.

Read the Register's entire endorsement of McCain here.

The Boston Globe, the largest newspaper in New England, endorsed Obama and McCain in the New Hampshire primary.

According to the Globe staff,

the board wrote that Obama, the Illinois Democrat, fulfills America's need for "a president with an intuitive sense of the wider world,'' and that McCain, the Arizona Republican, ''has done more than his share to transcend partisanship and promote an honest discussion of the problems facing the United States.

The Globe endorsements will be available Sunday on boston.com.