List of John McCain presidential campaign endorsements, 2008


List of John McCain presidential campaign endorsements, 2008

John McCain, the nominee of the Republican party in the 2008 United States presidential election, has gained the endorsements of many high-profile figures.

Both McCain and his Democratic opponent, Barack Obama, have stated that a person or entity's endorsement of their candidacy does not necessarily imply an endorsement by the candidate of all of the views of the endorser.

Contents

Primary campaign endorsements

U.S. Presidents, Vice Presidents, and First Ladies

U.S. Senators

U.S. Representatives

Governors

Military

Senator McCain was endorsed by over 100 generals and admirals from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps,[55] among them:

Mayors

State, local, and territorial officials

Other political figures

National figures

Newspapers

These newspapers have endorsed John McCain's general election run:

Academics

Business people

Entertainers

Foreign entertainers

Adult entertainment

Athletes and sportspeople

Organizations

Other people

See also

References

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  5. ^ Senator Wayne Allard Endorses John McCain for President
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  29. ^ Fred Thompson Endorses John McCain
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  43. ^ Missouri governor endorses John McCain
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  45. ^ Six GOP Governors Back McCain
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  49. ^ McCain gains Schwarzenegger endorsement
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  52. ^ http://www.johnmccain.com/Informing/News/PressReleases/0afb259e-601c-414b-9e05-0bed13f82d5a.htm
  53. ^ McCain teams up with former rival Huckabee - Candidate wants ex-Ark. governor to play a prominent role in campaign updated 3:21 p.m. CT, Fri., April. 25, 2008
  54. ^ "Former Navy Secretary, 9/11 Commission Member Endorses McCain". Fox News. 2007-11-20. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,312336,00.html. 
  55. ^ "McCain Endorsed by Over 100 Admirals and Generals". JohnMcCain.com. December 15, 2007. http://www.prnewschannel.com/absolutenm/templates/?a=216. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
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  60. ^ "Virginia Beach is McCain/Palin Country!". 2008-10-14. http://www.bobmcdonnell.com/news/contentview.asp?c=48352. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
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  62. ^ CNN
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  66. ^ National Catholic Register
  67. ^ McCain chairs: Clements, Mosbacher, McCombs
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  69. ^ Atlanta Journal Constitution
  70. ^ Full text of Nancy Reagan's endorsement.
  71. ^ "Nancy Reagan gives McCain seal of approval". Associated Press (Fox News). 2008-03-25. http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/03/25/nancy-reagan-to-endorse-mccain/. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
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  73. ^ Salt Lake Tribune
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  76. ^ Republican Party of Pennsylvania
  77. ^ Mega-Church Pastor in Texas Backs McCain
  78. ^ Remarks by Marin at the GOP Convention
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  91. ^ http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hr5hmYnjJMz50Swp8ech-tpt4zoAD93UB3P00
  92. ^ Campaign Money
  93. ^ Oregon Independent
  94. ^ Baptist Messenger
  95. ^ [9]
  96. ^ http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/sheldon-adelson.asp?cycle=08
  97. ^ http://www.bestbuy.com/
  98. ^ http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/hoyt-barnett.asp?cycle=08
  99. ^ http://www.anheuser-busch.com/
  100. ^ http://www.coors.com/
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  104. ^ Naples News
  105. ^ Wall Street Journal
  106. ^ "CNN.com". CNN. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0809/17/lkl.01.html. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
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  108. ^ http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/connecticut_norwalk_06850.asp?cycle=08
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  110. ^ http://www.nbcuni.com/
  111. ^ http://www.latingossip.com/chisme/maria-conchita-alonso-for-john-mccain.html
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  117. ^ Maeve Reston (August 26, 2008). "John McCain shares the stage with Jay Leno and Daddy Yankee". Los Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/latinamerica/la-na-mccain26-2008aug26,0,3624067.story. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  118. ^ Daddy Yankee endorses McCain at Central High, Retrieved October 27, 2008
  119. ^ Fresh Air, Charlie Daniels Band website, September 5, 20088
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  123. ^ Do celebrity endorsements work?, The Toronto Star, Retrieved March 4, 2008
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  128. ^ Elisabeth Hasselbeck to Introduce Sarah Palin at Rallies on Sunday, Us Magazine, Retrieved October 25, 2008
  129. ^ Washington Post
  130. ^ Blackie Lawless Speaks His Mind on the Election:"Read in Case of National Emergency" KNAC.COM, November 3, 2008
  131. ^ Dennis Miller: Politics on the Brain Las Vegas Sun, October 22, 2008
  132. ^ EXCLUSIVE: Heidi Montag: I'm Voting For John McCain US Magazine, April 2, 2008
  133. ^ http://usconservatives.about.com/b/2008/10/06/words-of-advice-for-john-mccain.htm
  134. ^ One for Freedom - John Ondrasik, Five For Fighting, Duke of Data Blog, Retrieved March 9, 2008
  135. ^ http://93x.com/article.asp?id=961873&SBID=4444
  136. ^ KTNV
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  138. ^ Shauna Sand Endorses John McCain, Hollywood Grind, Retrieved May 1, 2008
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  140. ^ Sylvester Stallone Endorses McCain. Coolest Endorsement Yet?, FoxNews.com, Retrieved January 24, 2008
  141. ^ McCain's Last Hurrah The Guardian, March 8, 2008
  142. ^ Q. & A. with Cowboy Troy, The Washington Times, October 17, 2008
  143. ^ The Real Maggie O’Connell, National Review Online, Retrieved October 10, 2008
  144. ^ Name Actors Get Presidential, Backstage.com, Retrieved March 4, 2008
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  146. ^ Hank Williams Jr. Serenades McCain, Palin ABC News, October 13, 2008
  147. ^ "James Woods, Friendly on Friday". Bauergriffinonline.com. April 25, 2008. http://bauergriffinonline.celebuzz.com/2008/04/james-woods-friendly-on-friday.php. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  148. ^ The Evening Bulletin
  149. ^ http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Pornstar_Gauge_Supports_Mccain_Palin
  150. ^ http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/videos/Pornstar+Teri+Weigels+puppies+vote+for+McCain+Palin+ticket-44314.html
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  152. ^ Hiestand, Michael (2008-05-07). "Clash of Champions puts a new spin on bowling". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/columnist/hiestand-tv/2008-05-06-network-tv-bowling_N.htm. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  153. ^ Star Bulletin
  154. ^ Larry Lage (July 2, 2008). "Pistons owner Davidson endorses McCain". The Detroit News. http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080702/SPORTS0102/807020444/1127/rss13. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  155. ^ http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Da.html
  156. ^ http://newsmeat.com/sports_political_donations/Al_Leiter.php
  157. ^ "More athletes taking political stands - Jon Wertheim - SI.com". CNN. 2008-09-09. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/jon_wertheim/09/09/activism/. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  158. ^ a b McCain Endorsed by Two Cleveland Browns Players. Retrieved on 2009-02-09.
  159. ^ http://www.newsmeat.com/sports_political_donations/Nolan_Ryan.php
  160. ^ Curt Schilling (December 6, 2007). "McCain in '08". 38Pitches.com. http://38pitches.com/2007/12/06/mccain-in-08/. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  161. ^ Barbara Barker (June 23, 2008). "Presidential endorsements the hot sport of summer". Newsday. http://www.newsday.com/sports/ny-spbarker0624,0,490717.column. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  162. ^ "Roger Staubach Throws a Hail Mary for McCain's Presidential Campaign". ABCNews.com. September 25, 2007. http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2007/09/roger-staubach-.html. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  163. ^ Sharon Theimer, AP (October 9, 2008). "NRA endorses McCain". http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/09/nra-endorses-mccain/. 
  164. ^ REP.org (January 8, 2008). "Republicans for Environmental Protection Endorses McCain in South Carolina". http://www.rep.org/opinions/press_releases/release08-1-8.html. 
  165. ^ logcabin.org (September 2, 2008). "Log Cabin Endorses Sen. John McCain for President". http://online.logcabin.org/news_views/reading-room-back-up/log-cabin-endorses-sen-john.html. 
  166. ^ The Jewish Press
  167. ^ David Frum's diary
  168. ^ http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/viewpoints/stories/DN-krauthammer_25edi.State.Edition1.27d546c.html
  169. ^ "You have Obama, a leftist socialist who would give us another gun-grabbing Ginsburg on the court, or McCain, who would appoint a conservative like Bush did." (Bush’s Legacy: The Greatest American President?)
  170. ^ "'Joe the Plumber' endorses McCain". USA Today. 2008-10-28. http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-10-28-election-endorsement_N.htm. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 

External links

  • Supporters list from the John McCain campaign website
  • List of endorsers, from Project Vote Smart.

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