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Biggest NH Paper: Don't Vote for Clinton or Trump

'Union Leader' endorses Gary Johnson

(Newser) - The New Hampshire Union Leader says it isn't going to tell its readers to hold their noses and vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump when there's an option that doesn't stink: Gary Johnson. In a front-page editorial in New Hampshire's only statewide newspaper, publisher Joseph... More »

For First Time Since 1940, Texas Paper Endorses a Democrat for President

Clinton has experience and judgment to take on the task: 'Dallas Morning News'

(Newser) - A Texas newspaper just did something it hasn't done since before World War II: recommended a Democrat for president, the Los Angeles Times reports, noting the Lone Star State is a "must-win" for Donald Trump. In a Wednesday editorial, the Dallas Morning News says it had no choice... More »

Open Letter Supporting Trump Has 88 Notable Signatures

Retired military officials: He's the one we need to protect our national security

(Newser) - National security is the theme of Election 2016 this week, with an NBC-MSNBC forum on that topic Wednesday night and lots of apparent new support on that front for Donald Trump. The New York Times reports that 88 retired military figures—described by retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn... More »

Clinton Picks Up Big GOP Endorsement

Trump spokeswoman blames Obama for Khan death in 2004

(Newser) - Another prominent Republican has endorsed Hillary Clinton, and this one might sting Donald Trump more than most: Meg Whitman, a major GOP donor, says she now plans to raise funds for his rival. "I will vote for Hillary, I will talk to my Republican friends about helping her, and... More »

Trump: If Cruz Endorses Me, I Won't Accept

'Just so you understand'

(Newser) - Despite Ted Cruz's refusal to endorse Donald Trump at the GOP convention, Trump thinks Cruz will eventually come around—but he has no intention of accepting any future thumbs-up, ABC News reports. "[Cruz will] come and endorse over the next little while," he told convention volunteers Friday... More »

Cruz Explains: I Don't Support People Who Attack My Family

He also rules out voting for Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - Ted Cruz didn't exactly have a change of heart in regard to Donald Trump overnight: After being booed Wednesday night for failing to endorse the GOP nominee , Cruz addressed Texas delegates Thursday morning and declared, "I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife... More »

'Lyin' Ted' Gets His Revenge

Trump snub leaves convention stunned

(Newser) - A few days ago, not many people would have bet on the GOP convention's most controversial moment coming from Ted Cruz instead of Donald Trump, but Trump will have to work hard to outdo what analysts are calling a stunning snub from his not-so-vanquished rival. Angry Republicans yelled "... More »

HUD Secretary Broke Law by Praising Clinton

Julian Castro fell foul of Hatch Act during TV interview

(Newser) - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro may have wrecked his chances of becoming Hillary Clinton's running mate —with a Hillary Clinton endorsement. An Office of Special Counsel investigation has determined that Castro broke the 1939 Hatch Act, which restricts the partisan political activities of federal executive branch... More »

Bernie Finally Endorses Hillary

'Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president,' Sanders says at NH event

(Newser) - With Hillary Clinton enthusiastically nodding and clapping by his side, Bernie Sanders appeared Tuesday at a high school in Portsmouth, NH, and finally offered what many Democrats have been waiting for : an endorsement, USA Today reports. "Secretary Clinton … will be the Democratic nominee for president and I intend... More »

GOP Stalwart Says He'll Back Hillary

Brent Scowcroft was national security adviser for Ford, George HW, served 3 other GOP presidents

(Newser) - When you hear the name "Brent Scowcroft," certain things may come to mind, including "retired lieutenant general " and "heavyweight foreign policy adviser" to several GOP presidents, CNN notes. He served as national security adviser to Presidents Ford and George HW Bush, as well as in... More »

Warren Plans to Endorse Clinton, Hasn't Ruled Out Vice President

And Clinton is open to an all-woman ticket

(Newser) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren—notably the only female senator not to endorse Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders—plans to officially back Clinton in the coming weeks, Reuters reports. An endorsement from Warren, who is popular with progressives, could bring Sanders' supporters over to Clinton's side. Reuters cites sources close to... More »

Scott Walker: I'm 'Proud' to Back Ted Cruz

Wisconsin governor says Cruz is 'best-positioned candidate' to take on Hillary

(Newser) - In a move that USA Today calls "not surprising," Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker offered up his "proud" endorsement for Ted Cruz on Tuesday, and he swears it's a real show of support he's throwing behind the Texas senator, not a protest vote against Donald Trump,... More »

With Super Tuesday Nigh, a Wave of Endorsements

Rubio, Sanders, Trump pick up new supporters

(Newser) - The Sunday before Super Tuesday saw a wave of headline-grabbing endorsements for both Republican and Democratic presidential candidates. Here's the latest on who's supporting whom:
  • Marco Rubio No. 1: Hobby Lobby CEO David Green said in a statement that he's impressed with the way Rubio "carries
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'Waste of Time': Trump Gets 1st Congressional Endorsements

The Donald doesn't appear particularly moved

(Newser) - It seems everyone loves a winner. Fresh off his third GOP primary victory in a row , Donald Trump on Wednesday secured his first two congressional endorsements, ABC News reports. "We don't need a policy wonk as president; we need a leader as president," Rep. Duncan Hunter, a... More »

Walter Scott Lawyer Jumps to Sanders in Critical SC

Justin Bamberg yanks his support for Clinton

(Newser) - Justin Bamberg, a South Carolina lawmaker and lawyer for the family of Walter Scott , the man gunned down by a North Charleston cop, made a surprise political announcement Monday: He's taking back his endorsement of Hillary Clinton and throwing it Bernie Sanders' way instead, the New York Times reports.... More »

Lindsey Graham Endorses Bush

At least one political analyst is flummoxed

(Newser) - No longer in the race himself, Lindsey Graham has revealed who he's endorsing for the GOP nominee: Jeb Bush. He made the announcement at a Friday press conference alongside a smiling Bush, per CNN . "His endorsement is very meaningful and along with it come a lot of... More »

The Nation Makes 3rd Endorsement Ever: Bernie

Americans are 'fed up and fighting back,' magazine editors write

(Newser) - The Nation doesn't often endorse a Democratic primary candidate—the magazine has previously only done so for Jesse Jackson in 1988 and Barack Obama 20 years later—but this year it's endorsing Bernie Sanders. The editors write that Sanders "has already transformed the politics" of the race... More »

Sorry, Hillary and Bernie: Obama Won't Endorse You

President will steer clear of 2016 race until a Democratic nominee is chosen

(Newser) - If you're waiting breathlessly for the current commander in chief to weigh in on who among the Democratic candidates should succeed him, well, don't hold your breath. President Obama won't be endorsing either his former secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, or Bernie Sanders, reports Reuters. "That'... More »

Newspaper: 'We Blew It' With Christie Endorsement

Star-Ledger editor explains how tough endorsements can be

(Newser) - So endorsing Chris Christie for governor wasn't the best idea after all. "We blew this one," writes Tim Moran, editorial page editor at the New Jersey Star-Ledger . To be fair, the editorial board didn't think Christie's team "was crazy enough to put people’s... More »

In Va. Governor Race, Top Paper Endorses ... No One

McAuliffe, Cuccinelli didn't deserve nods: Richmond Times-Dispatch

(Newser) - Virginia's gubernatorial race pits Democrat Terry McAuliffe against Republican AG Ken Cuccinelli —and the Richmond Times-Dispatch concludes that neither man is worth an endorsement. "This does not gladden us," the editors write, noting that they believe it's a first for the paper in "modern... More »

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