This article is a collection of very disturbing tidbits on the topic of Republican party “unity.” In the appendices below I saved out the list of the establishment’s “honor roll” of Republicans For Hillary. Yea, Trump’s manners and “gaffs” are so bad that the country deserves to be punished with four (eight…?) more years of socialist progressivism plus 3-4 new anti-constitutionalist judges who’ll be on the Supreme Court for decades.

Since last Summer the establishment’s general theme was, 2016 is like 1964, and Trump will go down to defeat like Goldwater. These wisest of men totally ignore 1980 (Reagan), and most certainly 2010 and 2014 (the TEA Party). You can’t help but ask, why are they so hell-bent on making sure 2016 is a repeat of 1964? As you can see from the comments in the Appendices, none of them can give any hard facts or reasons; all their objections are based on personalities and style.

And now that the media seem to have joined the Greek chorus of yet another round of predictions of gloom and doom for Trump (A guide to Donald Trump’s poorly-timed gaffes), my oh my they are coming to believe their own most heartfelt wishes: 2016 by the numbers: Should Donald Trump be winning?, Frustration abundant, GOP could be near Trump breaking point.

Not only that, but they WANT their gloom-and-doom to come true: Dozens of Republicans to urge RNC to cut off funds for Trump, Ex-GOP lawmakers, party staffers urge Priebus to cut off Trump funding, GOP Officials ‘Actively Exploring’ How To Replace Trump. And go to the depths of absurd rationalization, as if seeking reassurance which they know is not there: SCOTUS Picks No Reason To Back Trump….

1. The candidate who shall not be named.

From the Nevada Republican Party’s Call To Meeting of the state central committee to be held at the end of August 2016: Aug-27-2016-Meeting-Call-Complete-V2.pdf.

The voters have spoken in the primary, …

With your help, we will defeat Hillary Clinton in November, replace Harry Reid with Senator Joe Heck, and elect our Republican candidates all the way down the ballot from there.

This is the closest they get to saying anything about the candidate at the top of the ticket. The voters have spoken? Whom did they chose? Is his very name so obscene you can’t repeat it in polite company?


2. Foreign policy “experts” denounce Trump

Open Letter on Trump from GOP National Security Leaders

For the list see Appendix 2A.

Republican security experts rail against Trump in open letter – BBC News

For the list see Appendix 2B.


3. Republicans for Hillary

All of the Top Republicans Voting for Hillary Clinton Instead of Donald Trump – The Daily Beast

For the list see Appendix 3A.

The Biggest GOP Names Backing Hillary Clinton—So Far – The Daily Beast

For the list see Appendix 3B.

Which Republicans Are Against Donald Trump? A Cheat Sheet – The Atlantic

For the list see Appendix 3C.

Republican exodus from Trump grows | TheHill

For the list see Appendix 3D.

Jeb Remains Opposed to Trump Despite Pence Pitch

Bush’s Commerce Secretary Endorses Clinton

Former Reagan official swears off Trump, backs Clinton

Electoral College Elector Vows Not To Vote For Trump

Clinton camp releases list of Republicans, Independents for Clinton


4. From the MSM: Style over substance

(A) Substance, that even CBS News admits

Polls show roughly two thirds of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track (68 percent, according to a Bloomberg Politics poll released Wednesday). The Republican candidate enjoys a wide advantage on the question of who would change business as usual in Washington, D.C., and, in some polls, a lead on handling key issues like job creation and terrorism. And to boot, the Democrats have nominated a candidate whose favorability ratings and trustworthiness, according to polls, are lower than those of any recent nominee.

Trump bested Clinton on combating terrorism (50 to 43 percent) and creating jobs (51 to 42 percent). Voters also said he would do more to rein in Wall Street (45 to 38 percent) and change business in Washington (60 to 27 percent).

You might think these should be the deciding factors for choosing a president — knowing which issues are important, knowing what to do about them. But no…

(B) Style, that is more important than… anything?

From the same story by CBS:

Clinton was far ahead on the question of who has the right temperament to be president (56 percent said Clinton, 31 percent said Trump) and who’d be a good role model for America’s children (54 percent said Clinton, 29 percent said Trump.)

45 percent said they believe Clinton cares about voters like them, while only 31 percent said the same of Trump.

Yes, gaffs are important or ill-timed (are they ever well timed?) depending on how you want to spin them. How do gaffs compare with the issues in terms of importance when choosing a president — such as Who Should Pick The Next 3-4 Nominees To The Supreme Court???

Nothing illustrates the absurdity of the preoccupation with Trump’s “style” than this: Donald Trump Eats KFC Fried Chicken Debate, Starts Debate. Really???

What the hell does anything like this have to do with being President?


5. One BUSH who sees what’s important

Jeb Bush’s Son Wants You to Make America Great Again

George P. Bush, a Trump Holdout, Urges Support For Nominee | The Texas Tribune


Yes… Style Trumps Substance

Makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it, when the country’s very future is at stake. Yes, with every election the country’s future is at stake. This time more so than other times. Two terms of a disciple of Reverend Wright (“God DAMN America”) to be followed by a disciple of Saul Alinsky (“Rules For Radicals”)? Good grief. And these people want us to take them seriously?

Trump can point to his accomplishments throughout the world — all the buildings and golf courses; all of them requiring superlative organizational, managerial and negotiating skills, dealing with people from all walks of life, from laborers to foreign and domestic government officials.

So can Hillary — she has her fingerprints all over the disasters in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, ISIS, Benghazi, the Russian “reset,” the mass importation of actual and potential terrorists, her attacks on the victims of Bill’s “bimbo eruptions” (Juanita Broaddrick Wants To Be Believed) as well as the mothers of the Benghazi victims (Benghazi Mother Patricia Smith), her e-mail scandals (and more: Friends of DNC-Linked Shawn Lucas “Freaked Out” by His Death, Oh My: Executed Iranian Nuclear Scientist Was Named in Hillary’s Emails) and the endless lies about her many scandals and the lies about lies, etc., while enriching herself through speeches to Wall Street cronies and pay-for-play schemes for people seeking access and favors (Clinton Foundation Asked State Department For Favors, Clinton Donor Asked For State Department Position, Giuliani: The Clinton Foundation Makes An ‘Excellent’ Racketeering Case).

Trump can point to solid policy statements — in his various books and even the 2016 GOP Platform, all of which are testimonies to time-honored, proven, solid conservative principles.

So can Hillary — her fawning thesis on Saul Alinsky in 1969 (Hillary Rodham senior thesis, Reading Hillary Clinton’s hidden thesis, Hillary Rodham Clinton), the HillaryCare she proposed in 1993, her support for sanctuary cities, the DREAM act and amnesty since at least 2007 (Hillary’s Immigration Policy), her soak-the-rich rhetoric consistently since her radicalization in college, while coddling too-big-to-fail cronies consistently since 2009 (again, in Hillary Rodham Clinton), and of course the 2016 Democrat platform — all of which are the same old standard socialist progressive crap we’ve first heard from Karl Marx in 1848. Oh. Last but not least: Clinton E-mails Show George Soros Gave Sec of State Foreign Policy Marching Orders

But are we to believe that none of this matters, that style trumps substance every time. Are they right?

You decide. Who DOES have the style, substance, moral character and devotion to American values to be the next President?

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Yes I do realize that these lists have a lot of names in common between them, and yes, someday it would help to merge them all into one list to remove the duplicates. Someday.

APPENDIX 2A — GOP National Security Leaders

Ken Adelman
David Adesnik
Michael Auslin
Mike Baker
Christopher Barton
Kevin W. Billings
Robert D. Blackwill
Daniel A. Blumenthal
Max Boot
Ellen Bork
Anna Borshchevskaya
Joseph A. Bosco
Michael Chertoff
Patrick Chovanec
James Clad
Eliot A. Cohen
Gus Coldebella
Carrie Cordero
Michael Coulter
Chester A. Crocker
Patrick M. Cronin
Seth Cropsey
Tom Donnelly
Daniel Drezner
Colin Dueck
Eric Edelman
Joseph Esposito
Charles Fairbanks
Richard A. Falkenrath
Peter D. Feaver
Niall Ferguson
Richard Fontaine
Aaron Friedberg
Dan Gabriel
Greg Garcia
Jana Chapman Gates
Jeffrey Gedmin
Reuel Marc Gerecht
James K. Glassman
David Gordon
Christopher J. Griffin
Mary R. Habeck
Paul Haenle
Melinda Haring
Robert Hastings
Rebeccah Heinrichs
Francis Q. Hoang
Rachel Hoff
Jeffrey W. Hornung
William C. Inboden
Jamil N. Jaffer
Ash Jain
Marc C. Johnson
Myriah Jordan
Robert G. Joseph
Tim Kane
Kate Kidder
Robert Kagan
Rep. Jim Kolbe
David Kramer
Stephen Krasner
Matthew Kroenig
Frank Lavin
Philip I. Levy
Philip Lohaus
Mary Beth Long
Peter Mansoor
John Maurer
Matthew McCabe
Bryan McGrath
Richard G. Miles
Paul D. Miller
Charles Morrison
Michael B. Mukasey
Scott W. Muller
Lester Munson
Andrew S. Natsios
Michael Noonan
Tom Nichols
John  Noonan
Roger F. Noriega
Stephen E. Ockenden
John Osborn
Robert T. Osterhaler
Mackubin T. Owens
Daniel Pipes
Everett Pyatt
Martha T. Rainville
Stephen Rodriguez
Marc A. Ross
Nicholas Rostow
Michael Rubin
Daniel F. Runde
Benjamin Runkle
Richard L. Russell
Andrew Sagor
Kori Schake
Randy Scheunemann
Gary J. Schmitt
Gabriel Schoenfeld
Russell Seitz
Kalev I. Sepp
Vance Serchuk
David R. Shedd
Gary Shiffman
Kristen Silverberg
Michael Singh
Ray Takeyh
Jeremy Teigen
William H. Tobey
Frances F. Townsend
Jan Van Tol
Daniel Vajdich
Ruth Wedgwood
Albert Wolf
Julie Wood
Dov S. Zakheim
Roger Zakheim
Sam Zega
Philip Zelikow
Robert B. Zoellick
Laurence Zuriff

APPENDIX 2B — Republican security experts

Donald B. Ayer Former Deputy Attorney General

John B. Bellinger III Former Legal Adviser to the Department of State; former Legal Adviser to the National Security Council, The White House

Robert Blackwill Former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Planning, The White House

Michael Chertoff Former Secretary of Homeland Security; former Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, Department of Justice

Eliot A. Cohen Former Counselor of the Department of State

Eric Edelman Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; former National Security Advisor to the Vice President, The White House

Gary Edson Former Deputy National Security Advisor, The White House

Richard Falkenrath Former Deputy Homeland Security Advisor, The White House

Peter Feaver Former Senior Director for Strategic Planning, National Security Council, The White House

Richard Fontaine Former Associate Director for Near East Affairs, National Security Council, The White House

Jendayi Frazer Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs; former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

Aaron Friedberg Former Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President, The White House

David Gordon Former Director of Policy Planning, Department of State

Michael Green Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asia, National Security Council, The White House

Brian Gunderson Former Chief of Staff, Department of State

Paul Haenle Former Director for China and Taiwan, National Security Council, The White House

Michael Hayden Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency; former Director, National Security Agency

Carla A. Hills Former U.S. Trade Representative

John Hillen Former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs

William Inboden Former Senior Director for Strategic Planning, National Security Council, The White House

Reuben Jeffery III Former Under Secretary of State for Economic Energy and Agricultural Affairs; former Special Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs, National Security Council, The White House

James Jeffrey Former Deputy National Security Advisor, The White House

Ted Kassinger Former Deputy Secretary of Commerce

David Kramer Former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

James Langdon Former Chairman, President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, The White House

Peter Lichtenbaum Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration

Mary Beth Long Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs

Clay Lowery Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs; former Director for International Finance, National Security Council, The White House

Robert McCallum Former Associate Attorney General; former Ambassador to Australia

Richard Miles Former Director for North America, National Security Council, The White House

Andrew Natsios Former Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

John Negroponte Former Director of National Intelligence; former Deputy Secretary of State; former Deputy National Security Advisor

Meghan O’Sullivan Former Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan

Dan Price Former Deputy National Security Advisor

Tom Ridge Former Secretary of Homeland Security; former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, The White House; former Governor of Pennsylvania

Nicholas Rostow Former Legal Adviser to the National Security Council, The White House

Kori Schake Former Director for Defense Strategy, National Security Council, The White House

Kristen Silverberg Former Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations

Stephen Slick Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs, National Security Council, The White House

Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Democracy, Human Rights and International Operations, National Security Council, The White House; former Ambassador and Senior Advisor for Women’s Empowerment, Department of State

William H. Taft IV Former Deputy Secretary of Defense; former Ambassador to NATO

Larry D. Thompson Former Deputy Attorney General

William Tobey Former Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy; former Director for Counter- Proliferation Strategy, National Security Council, The White House

John Veroneau Former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative

Kenneth Wainstein Former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, The White House; former Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Department of Justice

Matthew Waxman Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense; former Director for Contingency Planning and International Justice, National Security Council, The White House

Dov Zakheim Former Under Secretary of Defense

Roger Zakheim Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

Philip Zelikow Former Counselor of the Department of State

Robert Zoellick Former U.S. Trade Representative; former Deputy Secretary of State


APPENDIX 3A — Top Republicans Voting for Hillary

Harry Sloan, former MGM CEO; Hillary Clinton is the right choice

William D. Ruckelshaus, head of EPA (Nixon), publicly endorsed Clinton

William K. Reilly, head of EPA (Bush 41), publicly endorsed Clinton

GHW Bush, endorsed Clinton

Frank Lavin, Reagan’s White House political director, will vote for Clinton

Lezlee Westine, White House aide to George W. Bush

William Milliken, Former Michigan Governor, would be supporting Clinton

Richard Hanna, New York Rep., first Republican in Congress to openly support Clinton

Meg Whitman, former CEO of HP and former California gubernatorial candidate, said she will vote and try to raise money for Clinton.

Sally Bradshaw, Jeb Bush’s top adviser, now identifies as an independent

Maria Comella, former spokeswoman for Chris Christie and Rudy Giuliani, supports Clinton

Charles Fried, Harvard Law professor, former U.S. solicitor general under Reagan, is voting for the Democratic presidential nominee for the third consecutive time

Peter Mansoor, a retired Army colonel and former aide to David Petraeus; [Clinton] will be the first Democratic presidential candidate I’ve voted for

Larry Pressler, former South Dakota Republican senator; came out in support of Clinton after the mass shooting in Orlando

Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist, criticized Trump’s anti-immigration proposals and openly backed Clinton

Richard Armitage, former deputy secretary of state to George W. Bush; one of the highest-ranking former national security officials to support Clinton

Arne Carlson, former Minnesota Republican governor; expanded his support for Clinton in an interview

Brent Scowcroft, a national security adviser who served under four Republican presidents; Clinton “has the wisdom and experience…”

Hamid Moghadam, CEO of Prologis and an Iranian immigrant; I endorse Hillary Clinton

Dan Akerson, former chairman and CEO of General Motors; Clinton has the experience and judgment

Jim Cicconi, former aide to Reagan and George H.W. Bush; Clinton is experienced, qualified

Henry Paulson, former treasury secretary for President George W. Bush; Trump represents “a brand of populism rooted in ignorance, prejudice, fear and isolationism. I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton.”

Kori Schake, former George W. Bush national security official. Schake’s sister, Kristina, is deputy communications director for Hillary Clinton.

Mark Salter, former top adviser to John McCain

Tony Fratto, a former deputy press secretary to President George W. Bush

Mike Treiser; worked on Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, backed Clinton with a statement

Alan Steinberg, regional EPA administrator under the George W. Bush; will vote for Clinton

Craig Snyder, lobbyist; founded the group Republicans for Hillary 2016.

William Oberndorf, investor and major Republican donor, told The New York Times that he supports Clinton

Doug Elmets, former spokesman for Reagan; spoke in support of Clinton at the Democratic National Convention

Patrick Cronin, a senior official at USAID under Bush; I intend to vote for her

Ken Adelman, U.S. arms control director under Reagan; I will vote for Clinton

Max Boot, an adviser to GOP presidential candidates and senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; I’m voting for Hillary

Robert Kagan, a State Department official under Reagan; the only choice will be to vote for Hillary Clinton

Mike Fernandez, billionaire, backed Clinton after Jeb Bush dropped out


APPENDIX 3B — The Biggest GOP Names Backing Hillary

Brent Scowcroft, foreign policy adviser to four GOP presidents, said in a statement last month that Clinton “has the wisdom and experience to lead our country at this critical time.”

Henry Paulson Jr. former treasury secretary under President George W. Bush, said “Enough is enough. It’s time to put country before party and say it together: Never Trump.”

Richard Armitage, former deputy secretary of state to George W. Bush, told Politico last month, “If Donald Trump is the nominee, I would vote for Hillary Clinton.”

Ken Adelman, U.S. Arms Control director under Ronald Reagan, said “Not only am I not voting for Donald Trump, but also I am not voting for any Republican who endorsed or supported Trump.”

Dr. Patrick Cronin, senior official at USAID during the W. Bush administration, who said, “Only one candidate has thought through America’s challenges… and is ready to be president, and I intend to vote for her—Hillary Clinton.”

Philip Levy, member of President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisors, said, “Never Trump and I meant it. If Secretary Clinton is the only viable alternative, I would expect to support her.”

Tony Fratto, W. Bush administration deputy press secretary, said, “I’d prefer to have Hillary Clinton in the White House than Donald Trump.”

Kori Schake, former George W. Bush National Security official, said she is voting for @HillaryClinton.

Jim Cicconi, former White House staffer under Presidents Reagan and H.W. Bush, said in a statement, “Hillary Clinton is experienced, qualified, and will make a fine president. The alternative, I fear, would set our nation on a very dark path.”

Alan Steinberg, Bush administration regional EPA administrator, who worked with Clinton when she was New York senator, is voting for her and said, “She can work with people on the opposite side of the political aisle.”

Doug Elmets, former Reagan White House staffer, who worked with conservative icons Lee Atwater and Ed Rollins, said, “I can live with four years of Hillary Clinton before I could ever live with one day of Donald Trump as president.” This will be his first vote ever for a Democrat.

Max Boot, author and military historian, told Vox last month, “I am literally losing sleep over Donald Trump.” A lifelong Republican, he said he would vote for Hillary Clinton.

Retired Army Col. Peter Mansoor, former aide to David Petraeus, now a professor of military history at Ohio State University, told The Washington Post he thinks Trump is too dangerous to be president, and that Clinton will be “the first Democratic presidential candidate I’ve voted for in my adult life.”

Tom Nichols, Military College Professor and former GOP congressional staffer, @RadioFreeTom calls Clinton “a far more plausible Commander in Chief. And that’s all that matters now.”

Marc Andreesen, Silicon Valley venture capitalist and former Romney donor, said the idea of cutting off the flow of immigrants “makes me sick,” tweeting “#imwithher.”

Dan Akerson former General Motors CEO, says Clinton has “the experience and judgment to serve as an effective Commander in chief. In this election, I will cast my ballot for Secretary Clinton.”

Hamid Moghadam, Prologis CEO and immigrant from post-revolutionary Iran, says America is about tolerance and inclusion “and that’s why, as a lifelong Republican supporter, I endorse Hillary Clinton for president in this election.”

Douglas Brand, professor of political science at the College of the Holy Cross, wrote in Fortune Magazine, “To support Trump, we must sacrifice our principles and reconcile our minds to his. Better we should follow Hamilton’s example and support an opposing party whose principles we reject—and remain a principles party of opposition.”

Michael Vlock, Connecticut investor who has given nearly $5 million to Republicans in last two years, told The New York Times he won’t donate to Trump because “he is too selfish, flawed and unpredictable to hold the power of the presidency.”

William Oberndorf, California-based investor, who gave $3 million to Republicans in the last four years, told The New York Times that Trump is so unacceptable that he would vote for Clinton.

Mike Fernandez, a healthcare magnate and one of Jeb Bush’s billionaires in Florida, told the Miami Herald if the choice is between Trump and Clinton, “I’m choosing Hillary.”

Robert Smith, conservative former New York Supreme Court judge (and father of BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith), says he’s voting for a Democrat for president. He said it’s “the first time I’ve done it in 36 years, and I think the decision is easy. Hillary Clinton is the only responsible choice.”

Dan Webb, former U.S. attorney, told The Chicago Sun-Times that Trump is “not fit to be president” and he thinks “a huge volume of Republicans” are saying the same thing. He urged them to “get off the sidelines, give Hillary some money and support her because we can’t afford to let him become president.”

Larry Pressler, former South Dakota Republican senator, endorsed Clinton after the mass shooting in Orlando, citing her support for gun safety measures. “If someone had told me 10 years ago I would do this, I wouldn’t have believed them,” he told The Hill last month.

Arne Carlson, former Minnesota Republican governor, worked with Clinton when she was first lady and praised her for doing “something first ladies since Eleanor Roosevelt haven’t done. And that was engage in public policy… She really drove the healthcare debate, and that was the first concerted effort to demonize her, orchestrated by the insurance companies.”

Mark Salter, former top adviser to Sen. John McCain, told Real Clear Politics that Trump “possesses the emotional maturity of a 6-year-old,” and that he “views the powers of the presidency as weapons to punish people who’ve been mean to him—reporters, rival candidates, critics.”

Jamie Weinstein, Daily Caller editor, said in early May that if it’s Trump-Hillary with no serious third-party option, “there is just no question: I’d take a Tums and cast my ballot for Hillary.”

Mike Treiser, former Romney staffer, wrote on Facebook in early May, “In the face of bigotry, hatred, violence, and small-mindedness, this time, I’m with her.”

Evan Siegfried, Republican strategist, told the New York Daily News in early May, “I’m voting for GOP candidates in other races. But for the good of the country, I must do the unthinkable and say, I’m with her.”

Mark Lenzi, former spokesman for the New Hampshire GOP, told Manchester television station WMUR that he “wrestled with the decision for a long time” but as a former U.S. Fulbright Scholar on NATO, he finds Trump’s views toward Europe and our NATO allies dangerous. “There is a palpable fear in these countries about him becoming president.”

Craig Snyder, Republican lobbyist with Ikon Public Affairs, wrote in an email to fellow former staffers of the late Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, “I’ve been a Republican since high school and certainly never thought I would take any sort of public role in a Democratic presidential campaign, but I never imagined Donald Trump as the Republican nominee.”


APPENDIX 3C — Republicans Are Against Donald Trump

George W. Bush: ABSTAIN
The former president “does not plan to participate in or comment on the presidential campaign,” an aide told the Texas Tribune. (May 4, 2016)

George H.W. Bush: ABSTAIN
“At age 91, President Bush is retired from politics. He came out of retirement to do a few things for Jeb, but those were the exceptions that proved the rule,” an aide told the Texas Tribune. (May 4, 2016)

Barbara Bush: NAY
Unlike her husband and elder son, the former first lady has publicly disavowed Trump. “I mean, unbelievable. I don’t know how women can vote for someone who said what he said about Megyn Kelly, it’s terrible,” she told CBS in February. “And we knew what he meant too.” (February 4, 2016)

Mitt Romney: NAY
The party’s 2012 nominee, one of Trump’s staunchest critics during the primary, told The Wall Street Journal, “I wanted my grandkids to see that I simply couldn’t ignore what Mr. Trump was saying and doing, which revealed a character and temperament unfit for the leader of the free world.” Romney continued: “I know that some people are offended that someone who lost and is the former nominee continues to speak, but that’s how I can sleep at night.” (May 27, 2016)

Romney previously told The Washington Post he would skip the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, and said at a D.C. dinner that he won’t be supporting Trump. (May 5, 2016)

Bob Dole: YEA (formerly UNDECIDED)
The former Senate majority leader and 1996 GOP presidential nominee endorsed Trump on May 6. He will also be the only living GOP nominee to attend the RNC. (May 6, 2016.) Dole previously would not commit to voting for Trump but said in January that Trump would be preferable to Cruz. (May 5, 2016)

John Boehner: YEA
The former speaker, who says he and Trump are “texting buddies,” told an audience at Stanford University that he’d back Trump in the general election. (April 28, 2016)

Trent Lott: YEA
The former Senate majority leader told The Clarion-Ledger that he will back Trump, despite some reservations. (May 4, 2016)

Asked by reporter Jon Ward whether Clinton or Trump was worse, the former House majority leader responded, “I can’t answer that right now.” (June 21, 2016)

DeLay hadn’t spoken out since Trump’s ascension, but was highly critical of him during the primary: “We have got to stop Trump. Whatever it takes without cheating or violating the rules of the Republican primaries,” he told Newsmax.

Dick Cheney: YEA
The former vice president blasted Trump during the primary over his stance on 9/11, and said he “sounds like a liberal Democrat,” but he now says he will back the nominee. (May 6, 2016)

Newt Gingrich: YEA
The former speaker of the House did not formally endorse Trump during the primary, but he has repeatedly praised the mogul and his vision, and is said to be a contender for a position in a Trump administration.

Jeb Bush: NAY
The former Florida governor and presidential candidate came to detest Trump during the campaign. In April, he said he would not attend the Republican National Convention. He now says he will not vote for either Trump or Clinton. (May 6, 2016)

Reince Priebus: YEA
As chair of the Republican National Committee, Priebus doesn’t really have a choice, though that doesn’t mean he won’t pour Baileys in his cereal over it. (May 4, 2016)

Priebus said on May 6 that Trump needs to change his tone.

Rick Perry: YEA
The former Texas governor and presidential candidate—who was one of the first to blast Trumptold CNN that he backs Trump. (5/5/16)

Mike Huckabee: YEA
The former Arkansas governor, who ran for president this year, says Republicans should get in line.  “When we nominated people over the past several election cycles, some of us had heartburn, but we stepped up and supported the nominee,” he said. “You’re either on the team, or you’re not on the team.” (May 5, 2016)

Bobby Jindal: YEA
The former Louisiana governor, who during his own presidential campaign called Trump a “narcissist” and an “egomaniacal madman,” wrote in a Wall Street Journal column that he’s voting for Trump, “warts and all.” “I think electing Donald Trump would be the second-worst thing we could do this November, better only than electing Hillary Clinton to serve as the third term for the Obama administration’s radical policies,” he said. (May 9, 2016)

Eric Cantor: YEA
Cantor, the former U.S. representative from Virginia and House majority leader, says he will back Trump, though he offered a tepid endorsement, saying a Trump-Clinton matchup was “probably not the best choice for anybody,” and adding, “He’s a businessman . . . [but] he’s been on so many sides of every issue that you never know.” (May 9, 2016)

Ben Carson: YEA
Carson, a relative political newcomer who ran for president in 2016, has become one of Trump’s most prominent surrogates, despite repeatedly voicing misgivings about the candidate.

Rick Santorum: YEA
The former Pennsylvania senator and two-time presidential candidate appeared, with Mike Huckabee, at a Trump rally back in January, when they were ostensibly rivals. (Both Santorum and Huckabee already seemed finished by then.) Despite Santorum’s strong social conservatism, he says that after “a long heart-to-heart with Donald Trump” he is “100 percent” endorsing the nominee. (May 25, 2016)

The former George W. Bush strategist and current Wall Street Journal columnist and PAC boss has called Trump  “a complete idiot” who is “graceless and divisive.” (Trump, in turn, has asked, “Is he not the dumbest human being on earth?”) But The New York Times reports the two men met in May. (June 3, 2016)

Larry Pressler: NAY
A moderate and former three-term senator from South Dakota, Pressler has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. (June 14, 2016)

Herman Cain: YEA
Mr. 9-9-9, the 2012 GOP presidential candidate, introduced Trump at a rally in Atlanta, calling him “one of the great conservative voices in America today.” He had previously told Republicans who didn’t back Trump to “get over it” but also insisted it was not an endorsement. (June 15, 2016)

Norm Coleman: NAY
The former Minnesota senator wrote in a March 3 column that he will not support the Republican nominee. “I won’t vote for Donald Trump because of who he isn’t. He isn’t a Republican. He isn’t a conservative. He isn’t a truth teller…. I also won’t vote for Donald Trump because of who he is. A bigot. A misogynist. A fraud. A bully.” (July 7, 2016)

Michael Bloomberg: NAY
Does the former New York mayor count as a Republican? A former Democrat, he ran and was elected Big Apple head honcho as a Republican, though he later became an independent. In any case, Bloomberg is appalled by Trump, and he will speak on behalf of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (June 24, 2016)

Sally Bradshaw: NAY
Bradshaw, a longtime operative and aid to Jeb Bush, was an author of the GOP’s post-2012 “autopsy” report. Now she says she’s not even a member of the party. “Ultimately, I could not abide the hateful rhetoric of Donald Trump and his complete lack of principles and conservative philosophy. I didn’t make this decision lightly,” she told CNN. She said if Florida looks close, she will vote for Hillary Clinton in order to defeat Trump. (August 1, 2016)

Marc Racicot: NAY
Racicot, a confidant of former President George W. Bush who chaired the RNC from 2001 to 2003, tells Bloomberg, “I cannot and will not support Donald Trump for president.” (August 3, 2016)

Vin Weber: NAY
A former Minnesota congressman who helped Newt Gingrich bring the Republican Party to power and is now a lobbyist, Weber has ruled out Trump. “I won’t vote for Trump,” he told CNBC. “I can’t imagine I’d remain a Republican if he becomes president.” (August 3, 2016)

Gordon Humphrey: NAY
The former U.S. senator from New Hampshire says he cannot vote for Trump, calling him “a sociopath, without a conscience or feelings of guilt, shame or remorse.” Humphrey told NBC he may reluctantly vote for Hillary Clinton, but only if it’s a close contest. (August 4, 2016)

George P. Bush: YEA
The scion of the Bush family, who is currently Texas land commissioner, has broken with other members of the Bush clan, who have either pointedly abstained or said they would not vote for Trump. “From Team Bush, it’s a bitter pill to swallow, but you know what? You get back up and you help the man that won, and you make sure that we stop Hillary Clinton,” he said. (August 6, 2016)

Chris Shays: NAY
A longtime moderate Republican U.S. representative from Connecticut who lost his seat in 2008, Shays has endorsed Hillary Clinton. “I think many Republicans know Donald Trump could cause great damage to our country and the world at large, and still plan to vote for him. But not me,” Shays wrote for CNN. He said he backs Clinton not reluctantly but with “strong conviction.” (August 10, 2016)



Paul Ryan: YEA (was UNDECIDED)
The House speaker once again affirmed his backing for Trump, offering the-less-than-resounding statement, “That’s not my plan. I don’t have a plan to do that.” (June 16, 2016)

has condemned Trump’s attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s as “absolutely unacceptable,” saying, “Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment,” but adding that he isn’t dropping his support for Trump. (June 7, 2016)

Ryan previously announced that he will vote for Trump:

I’ll be voting for @realDonaldTrump this fall. I’m confident he will help turn the House GOP’s agenda into laws.

Paul Ryan endorses Donald Trump

In an opinion piece released Thursday to The Gazette, Paul Ryan says he will vote for Donald Trump, despite their differences.

Ryan said he had become convinced that Trump would help Ryan enact his House agenda. (June 2, 2016)

Ryan initially said he intended to support the Republican nominee, but after Trump clinched the nomination, he said he was not yet prepared to back Trump. “To be perfectly candid with you, I’m just not ready to that at this point,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “I’m not there. I hope to, and I want to.” He said the party needs “a standard-bearer that bears our standards.” (May 5, 2016)

Kevin McCarthy: YEA
The House majority leader, a Californian, has broken with Speaker Paul Ryan and will back Trump. McCarthy has signed up as a prospective delegate for Trump in the Golden State. (May 10, 2016)

Steve Scalise: YEA
The House majority whip, a Louisiana representative, offered Trump a tepid endorsement. (The two men share the dubious distinction of being linked politically to David Duke.) “I’ve always said that I will support the Republican nominee,” Scalise said. “Now is the time for for our party to unite around Donald Trump so that we can focus on defeating Hillary Clinton in November to prevent another four years of job-killing, big government policies so we can get our economy back on track.” (May 5, 2016)

Cathy McMorris Rodgers: YEA (formerly UNDECIDED)
The Washington representative, who is chair of the House Republican Caucus, offered Trump a tepid endorsement, pointing out that he was the choice of primary voters, but adding, “In the months ahead, he will have to earn the presidency by demonstrating that he has the temperament for the job and plans to empower every American to pursue a future of opportunity and freedom.” (May 19, 2016)

McMorris Rodgers previously said she had not made up her mind. “Before I endorse him, I would like to have a conversation with him. I would like to ask him questions about some of the statements he’s made,” she told The Spokesman-Review. (May 5, 2016)

Raul Labrador: YEA
The Idaho congressman, a Tea Party hero, tepidly backs Trump after opposing him in the primary and backing Cruz. “There are some things he doesn’t quite understand,” Labrador told The Huffington Post. “With Trump, I have at least some hope that he’s going to make the right choice.”

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: NAY
The senior member of the Florida congressional delegation says she will write Jeb Bush’s name in on the ballot in November. (August 11, 2016)

Ros-Lehtinen, who was born in Cuba and emigrated to the United States, has said she will not vote for Trump. “I will work with whomever is chosen by the American people to serve as president, because I deeply respect the American constitutional system,” she said in a statement. “In this election, I do not support either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.” (May 6, 2016)

Fred Upton: ABSTAIN
The longtime Michigan congressman (and, true fact, uncle of Kate) says he will not endorse Trump, though he stopped short of saying he would not vote for him.  “There’s a lot of things that folks are not happy about with either of these two candidates,” he said during a radio interview. “We’re running our own race, and don’t look for me to endorse anyone in this race probably the rest of the year.” (June 16, 2016)

Richard Hanna: NAY
Hanna, a retiring congressman who represents a swing district in central New York, is the first House Republican to say he will vote for Hillary Clinton. “For me, it is not enough to simply denounce [Trump’s] comments: He is unfit to serve our party and cannot lead this country,” Hanna wrote in the Syracuse Post-Standard. “Secretary Clinton has issues that depending on where one stands can be viewed as great or small…. While I disagree with her on many issues, I will vote for Mrs. Clinton.” (August 2, 2016)

Charlie Dent: NAY
Dent, a moderate Republican who represents southeastern Pennsylvania, said he doesn’t intend to vote for Trump or Clinton. “I’m not planning to vote for either of the two major-party nominees and I’m not ready to say I’m going to vote for the libertarians either,” he told Jake Tapper. (August 2, 2016)


Adam Kinzinger: NAY
The Illinois representative, a former Air Force pilot hails from a district west and south of Chicago, criticized Ted Cruz when he didn’t endorse Trump at the RNC. But then after Trump suggested not supporting NATO allies, Kinzinger described the idea as “utterly disastrous,” and he now tells CNN, “I don’t see how I can get there anymore.” (August 3, 2016)

Mike Coffman: UNDECIDED
In a new television ad, the Colorado representative says, “People ask me, ‘What do you think about Trump?’ Honestly, I don’t care for him much. And I certainly don’t trust Hillary.” He promises to “stand up to” Trump. A spokeswoman says he is considering other candidates, but he has not ruled out voting for the nominee. (August 4, 2016)

Bob Dold: NAY
The Illinois congressman, who represents the northern suburbs of Chicago, was among the first Republicans to say he would not vote for Trump. “Whether it be Mr. Trump’s comments about women, his comments about Muslims, his comments about Latinos, for me it was very personal his comments about POWs,” Dold told WLS in May, adding, “I want to make that I’m clear about this, I’m not going to support Hillary Clinton either.  I would write someone in.” (May 6, 2016)

Scott Rigell: NAY
The Virginia congressman, who represents the Virginia Beach area, has become the first Republican member of Congress to say that he will vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson. Rigell says he long ago decided he could not back Trump. “When their own conscience is seared by some statement that Trump has made, I have encouraged them to be direct and also, in a timely manner, repudiate what he said,” he told The New York Times. (August 7, 2016)



Mitch McConnell: YEA
The Senate majority leader issued a statement tepidly backing Trump. “I have committed to supporting the nominee chosen by Republican voters, and Donald Trump, the presumptive nominee is now on the verge of clinching that nomination,” he said. (May 4, 2016)

The Texas senator made his opinion about Trump fairly clear when he was given a prized speaking slot at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Cruz refused to endorse the nominee, offering some barbed, double-edged comments like this: “Don’t stay home in November. Stand, and speak, and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution.” He was booed off the stage. Trump then said he’d refuse to accept Cruz’s endorsement if offered, which doesn’t seem likely to be an issue.

Cruz had previously floated the idea—likely unrealistic—of reanimating his suspending campaign and refused to endorse Trump. “We’ll see what happens as the months go forward, I think we need to watch and see what the candidates say and do,” he told Glenn Beck. (May 10, 2016)

In dropping out of the Republican race after losing to Trump, Cruz did not make any indication whether he was willing to back his rival. (May 3, 2016)

Jeff Sessions: YEA
The Alabama senator was Trump’s first endorser from the Senate, and he has been a high-profile backer and adviser to Trump’s campaign.

Susan Collins: NAY (was UNDECIDED)
The moderate Maine senator writes in a Washington Post column that she has decided she cannot vote for Trump. “I have become increasingly dismayed by his constant stream of cruel comments and his inability to admit error or apologize,” she writes. “But it was his attacks directed at people who could not respond on an equal footing—either because they do not share his power or stature or because professional responsibility precluded them from engaging at such a level—that revealed Mr. Trump as unworthy of being our president.” She has not said for whom she will vote. (August 9, 2016)

Collins previously told Time that she was in wait-and-see mode. “I’ve said from the point that it became obvious that Donald Trump was going to be the Republican candidate that I’d always supported previous presidential nominees of my party but that in this case I was going to wait and see what happened and that is what I am continuing to do.” (June 7, 2016)

Having previously said that her backing from Trump would be contingent upon a shift in his rhetoric, Collins then said she would support the nominee. (May 6, 2016)

Collins said: “I have always supported the Republican nominee for president, and I suspect I would do so this year, but I do want see what Donald Trump does from here on out.” To win her vote, “He’s going to have stop with gratuitous personal insults,” she said, amusingly. (May 4, 2016)

John McCain: YEA
The Arizona senator and 2008 GOP presidential nominee, who is in a tight reelection battle, released a scorching statement criticizing Trump for his comments about Gold Star parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan, but he did not revoke his support. (August 1, 2016)
McCain has said publicly that he’ll back the nominee. In a private recording obtained by Politico, however, he frets that Trump endangers his reelection effort, while his former top aide Mark Salter is backing Clinton. (May 5, 2016)

Kelly Ayotte: YEA
Like her friend John McCain, the New Hampshire senator attacked Trump for his feud with Gold Star parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan, pronouncing herself “appalled” but giving no indication that she will withdraw backing for Trump. (August 1, 2016)

Ayotte, who is also in a tight reelection battle, previously said she plans to “support” but not “endorse” Trump, whatever that means. (May 5, 2016)

Rand Paul: YEA
In a fascinating interview with WDRB (via Reason), the Kentucky senator and former presidential candidate said citizens should vote their conscience, while suggesting that he was only publicly backing Trump because he had pledged during the primary to support the nominee. “I’ve made my complaints about our nominee quite explicit. I continue to do so, but also don’t see it as my job now—the thing is, is: I do think that my word is important. I signed a document, not under duress, but I signed a document saying I wouldn’t run as a third party and I will support the nominee.” (August 2, 2016)

Paul has said he will support Trump. (His father, ex-congressman and presidential contender Ron Paul, says he will not.) (May 4, 2016)

Lindsey Graham: NAY
The South Carolina senator and former presidential candidate blasted Trump following the nominee’s attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, saying fellow Republicans should withdraw their endorsements. “This is the most un-American thing from a politician since Joe McCarthy,” he said. “If anybody was looking for an off-ramp, this is probably it. There’ll come a time when the love of country will trump hatred of Hillary.” (June 7, 2016)

CNN previously reported that Graham privately urged donors to unify around the nominee. A spokesman wouldn’t confirm or deny the report, but noted that Graham opposed a third-party campaign: “There hasn’t been any change in his position. He’s been pretty upfront and outspoken.” (May 23, 2016)

Graham was one of Trump’s most prominent critics during the primary, even endorsing Cruz even though he’d previously likened the choice between him and Trump to a choice between poisoning and being shot. The day Trump won Indiana, Graham tweeted:

If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed…….and we will deserve it.

Graham says he will not vote for either Trump or Clinton. (May 6, 2016)

Ben Sasse: NAY
The Nebraska freshman senator was another anti-Trump ringleader, and has been suggested as a third-party candidate. In a long Facebook post, he explained why he’s still not backing Trump. (May 4, 2016)

Marco Rubio: SOFT YEA
The Florida senator and former presidential candidate said he does not plan to attend the Republican National Convention, but he has not made any statement changing his stance on Trump. (July 6, 2016)

In an interview with The Weekly Standard, Rubio said that although he has backed Trump, who he views as preferable to Hillary Clinton, he still believes what he said during the presidential campaign: That Trump is unfit for the presidency and cannot be trusted with the nation’s nuclear arsenal. (June 9, 2016)

Rubio, who previously referred to Trump as a “con artist,” now says he backs Trump, will attend the Republican National Convention, and will release his remaining delegates to Trump. “I want to be helpful. I don’t want to be harmful, because I don’t want Hillary Clinton to be president,” he told Jake Tapper. (May 26, 2016)

Rubio had previously not spoken about the race since Trump became the presumptive nominee, but in late April he said that he’d support Trump in order to beat Hillary Clinton. (April 21, 2016)

Rob Portman: YEA
The Ohio senator, who’s locked in a tough reelection fight, has previously said he’d back the Republican nominee. Most recently, he said that having Trump on the ticket would be positive for his own hopes. (May 5, 2016)

Richard Burr: YEA
The North Carolinian, who also faces a tough reelection, supports Trump. (May 4, 2016)

2/3: I look forward to working with Mr. Trump at the top of the ticket and to maintaining a #GOP Senate.

Roy Blunt: YEA
The Missourian, who is up for reelection, says he will support the nominee. (May, 5, 2016)

Ron Johnson: YEA
The Wisconsin senator, who is battling predecessor Russ Feingold, is one of the most precarious Republicans this year. He tepidly backed Trump. “As Ron has repeatedly said for months, he intends to support the Republican nominee, but he’s focused on the concerns of Wisconsinites—not national political winds,” a spokesman told Roll Call. (May 5, 2016)

Pat Toomey: YEA
The Pennsylvania senator, another endangered incumbent, said: “It certainly looks like Donald Trump is on his way to the nomination .… Donald Trump was not my first choice. He wasn’t my second choice or third or fourth choice. I have lots have differences with Donald Trump and lots of problems with him but I am absolutely in the ‘never Hillary Clinton’ camp.” (May 4, 2016)

Mark Kirk: NAY (was YEA)
The Illinois senator, one of this year’s most endangered incumbents, says he will write in Colin Powell for president. (August 11, 2016)

Kirk previously announced that he is no longer supporting Donald Trump—the first Republican to rescind his backing. “After much consideration, I have concluded that Donald Trump has not demonstrated the temperament necessary to assume the greatest office in the world,” he said.  (June 7, 2016)

Kirk previously said he’d back Trump if nominated.

Tom Cotton: YEA
The rising-star Arkansas senator weakly endorsed Trump. “I’ve long said that I will support the Republican nominee because we can’t afford a third Obama-Clinton term,” he said. He had previously criticized Trump for mocking John McCain, but also said Trump would be “a more serious leader for our country” that Clinton. (May 5, 2016)

Bob Corker: YEA
The Tennessee senator, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has said he is willing to help Trump. Corker praised Trump’s otherwise widely panned foreign-policy address and is reportedly talking to him about overseas matters. He’s been mentioned as VP candidate. (May 10, 2016)

Lee, a conservative Utahan and close associate of Ted Cruz, has not made his decision, but lashed out at conservative radio host Steve Malzberg for pressing him to back Trump. “We can get into the fact that he accused my best friend’s father of conspiring to kill JFK,” he said. “We can go through the fact that he’s made statements that some have identified correctly as religiously intolerant. We can get into the fact that he’s wildly unpopular in my state, in part because my state consists of people who are members of a religious minority church.” He didn’t, however, rule out backing Trump in the future. (June 30, 2016)

Lee previously expressed reservations. “I have not supported Donald Trump up to this point, I have not endorsed him,” Lee said, according to the Washington Examiner. “I have some concerns with him. He scares me to death; so does Hillary Clinton …. I’ll make the decision as best I can, but I’m not there yet.” (May 11, 2016)

Orrin Hatch: YEA
The Utah senator, a longtime Washington fixture, backed Marco Rubio in the primary. After meeting with Trump on May 12, he said, “I totally endorse him.” Hatch also offered to help Trump pick Supreme Court nominees—moving to dampen one of the biggest conservative objections to Trump, which is that he can’t be trusted to select justices. (May 12, 2016)

Tim Scott: YEA
The South Carolinian, the GOP’s only black senator, quietly backed Trump after supporting Marco Rubio in the primary. He called Trump’s comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel “racially toxic,” but is not rescinding his endorsement. (June 7, 2016)

Jeff Flake: NAY
The Arizona senator says he cannot at this point back Trump. “It’s uncomfortable not having endorsed the Republican nominee, I have to say,” he said. “But I can’t at this point. I hope to be able to support the nominee. I certainly can’t right now.” (June 7, 2016)

John Cornyn: YEA
The Texas senator said in May, “I’m for the nominee of the party; if it’s Donald Trump, I’ll support him wholeheartedly.” He’s gone back and forth, warning in February that Trump could be “an albatross around the down-ballot races.” More recently, he’s announced he simply won’t talk about Trump. “Wish me luck,” he said. (June 15, 2016)

Dean Heller: SOFT NAY
The Nevada senator told Politico he is currently opposed to Trump, though he wouldn’t rule out changing his mind. “Today, I’m opposed to his campaign,” he said. “He did a lot of damage. It’s very difficult for him, as far as I’m concerned, to recover from his previous comments. I’ll give him a chance, but at this point, I have no intentions of voting for him.” (June 30, 2016)

Lisa Murkowski: UNDECIDED
The Alaska senator, who has turned particularly moderate since the 2010 election, in which she lost a GOP primary but won reelection as a write-in candidate, tells the AP she has not made up her mind about the election. “I’ve got a few months to listen, as other Americans are, to what is laid down in terms of policy, and we’ll figure it out,” she said. (August 10, 2016)


Chris Christie: YEA
The New Jersey governor and former presidential candidate was Trump’s first major establishment endorser, and has been a staunch ally.

Paul LePage: YEA
Maine’s sometimes-racist governor had backed Christie, but he quickly endorsed Trump after Christie did.

John Kasich: SOFT NAY
The Ohio governor and final Republican challenger to leave the race has not entirely slammed the door on backing Trump, but he said he cannot do so now. “We’ll see where it ends up. I’m not making any final decision yet, but at this point, I just can’t do it,” he said. (June 16, 2016)

Kasich previously had not said whether he’ll back Trump. In his comments leaving the race, Kasich pointedly did not mention Trump or indicate his leaning. (May 4, 2016)

Nikki Haley: YEA
The governor of South Carolina tangled with Trump ahead of that state’s primary, and was elegantly withering toward him at the time. But she says she will back him. “I have great respect for the will of the people, and as I have always said, I will support the Republican nominee for president,” she said. (May 4, 2016)

Brian Sandoval: UNDECIDED (was YEA)
The Nevada governor, a moderate conservative, once said he would back the GOP nominee, but now says he is “not sure.” “I will only say that you can’t defend the indefensible,” he said after Trump attacked Judge Gonzalo Curiel. (June 7, 2016)

Sandoval previously said he was no fan of Trump but will back him. “I plan to vote for the presumptive nominee although it is no secret that we do not agree on every issue. Elections are about making choices and the Democratic nominee is simply not an option,” he wrote on Facebook. He does not plan to attend the convention. (May 5, 2016)

Pete Ricketts: YEA
The Nebraska governor will back Trump. That’s a bit of a surprise because Ricketts’ father, mother, and brother were among the leading bankrollers of anti-Trump initiatives. Trump threatened them in February, tweeting, “They better be careful, they have a lot to hide!” (May 5, 2016)

Mike Pence: YEA
The Indiana governor and social conservative is now Donald Trump’s running mate and the Republican vice-presidential candidate. (July 15, 2016)

Pence previously cautiously endorsed Cruz ahead of the Hoosier State primary, but he’s now on the Trump train. “I’m fully supportive of our presumptive nominee, and I do think Donald Trump will do well in the State of Indiana,” he said. (May 6, 2016)

Charlie Baker: NAY
The moderate Massachusetts governor told reporters he would not vote for Trump and doubted he’d vote for Clinton. Later the same day, a spokeswoman clarified to The Boston Globe: “Governor Baker will not be voting for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.” (May 4, 2016)

Rick Snyder: ABSTAIN
Michigan’s governor—a rising GOP star until the Flint water scandal derailed his career—will not endorse Trump, nor will he weigh in otherwise, he said. “I’ve stayed out of the whole thing, and I’m going to continue to,” he told the editorial board of The Detroit News. “I’ve got important things I want to work on in Michigan.” (June 2, 2016)

Pat McCrory: YEA
The North Carolina governor, facing a tough reelection fight in November, offered a pro-forma endorsement for Trump when pressed by a News and Observer reporter: “I’ve stated that I would support the Republican nominee. Anything else?” (June 7, 2016)

Scott Walker: YEA (was UNDECIDED)
The Wisconsin governor, a former presidential rival of Trump’s, stayed out of the race for some time. In an energetic speech at the Republican National Convention, he made the case for Trump by assailing Hillary Clinton. “America deserves better,” he said. (July 20, 2016)

Walker previously said he’d back Trump—though don’t ask him to be happy about it, or even use the candidate’s name:

Last August, I said I’d support the GOP nominee. It’s now clear who the RNC delegates will vote to nominate. And he is better than she is.

Walker also told WKOW that he will be speaking at the Republican National Convention. (July 6, 2016)

Walker had been fairly quiet about the race. Although he initially said he intended to back the nominee, whoever that was, he later hedged, lamenting the “poor choices” Americans face. He declined to endorse Trump, citing his comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel. “He’s not yet the nominee. Officially that won’t happen until the middle of July, and so for me that’s kind of the timeframe,” Walker said. “In particular I want to make sure that he renounces what he says, at least in regards to this judge.” (June 8, 2016)

Larry Hogan: NAY (was ABSTAIN)
The governor of Maryland told The Washington Post he does not intend to vote for Trump. “No, I don’t plan to,” he said. “I guess when I get behind the curtain I’ll have to figure it out. Maybe write someone in. I’m not sure.” (June 15, 2016)

Hogan has repeatedly expressed his disgust with Trump and tried to deflect conversations about national politics. “My thoughts are pretty clear. I’ve talked about it ad nauseam for four or five months,” he said. “My thoughts haven’t changed. I have nothing more to add. I’m not involved in it. I don’t care to be involved in it. I’m not going to endorse anyone and would rather focus on things here in Maryland.” Hogan said he didn’t know who he’d vote for. (June 9, 2016)

Susana Martinez: UNDECIDED
The New Mexico governor was initially mentioned as a VP candidate—not the first time, since as a woman and Hispanic she’d add a lot of diversity to a GOP ticket. But she and Trump have since waged a war of words, with Trump first applauding her, then blasting her, then saying he’d like her endorsement. Martinez has not endorsed Trump, but says she will not be backing Hillary Clinton. (June 16, 2016)

Cabinet Members and Political Appointees

Richard Armitage: NAY
Armitage, a former Navy officer who served as deputy secretary of state under George W. Bush and deputy secretary of defense under Ronald Reagan, says he will vote for Hillary Clinton. “If Donald Trump is the nominee, I would vote for Hillary Clinton,” he told Politico. “He doesn’t appear to be a Republican, he doesn’t appear to want to learn about issues. So, I’m going to vote for Mrs. Clinton.” (June 16, 2016)

Condoleezza Rice: ABSTAIN
George W. Bush’s secretary of state has no plans to get involved in the race or attend the GOP convention, a spokesman told Yahoo News. She also ruled out serving as Trump’s running mate. (June 17, 2016)

Brent Scowcroft: NAY
The retired lieutenant general and national security adviser, an outspoken critic of the war in Iraq, has announced that he is endorsing Hillary Clinton. Scowcroft did not mention Trump in his statement. (June 22, 2016)

Donald Rumsfeld: YEA
It’s now a known known: The former secretary of defense under George W. Bush is voting Trump. “I’m a Republican, and there’s not any doubt in my mind how I’ll vote,” he told the Daily Mail, adding that it was “not a close call” and “I don’t believe Hillary Clinton is qualified to be President of the United States.” (June 23, 2016)

Hank Paulson: NAY
Paulson, who served as Treasury secretary under George W. Bush and was previously CEO of Goldman Sachs, assailed Trump’s judgment and business acumen in a Washington Post column. “I will not vote for Donald Trump. I will not cast a write-in vote,” Paulson wrote. “I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton, with the hope that she can bring Americans together to do the things necessary to strengthen our economy, our environment and our place in the world. To my Republican friends: I know I’m not alone.” (June 24, 2016)

Michael Chertoff: NAY
The former secretary of homeland security under George W. Bush signed a letter from GOP national-security figures saying they could not support Trump. (August 8, 2016)

Michael Hayden: NAY
A retired four-star general who led the CIA and NSA, Hayden signed a letter from GOP national-security figures saying they could not support Trump. (On August 5, former acting CIA Director Michael Morrell, who has identified as an independent, wrote in The New York Times that he backed Clinton over Trump.) (August 8, 2016)

John Negroponte: NAY
The retired diplomat, who served as director of national intelligence, ambassador to Iraq, and UN ambassador under George W. Bush, has announced that he will vote for Hillary Clinton. (August 10, 2016)

Negroponte had already signed a letter from GOP national-security figures saying they could not support Trump. (August 8, 2016)

Tom Ridge: NAY
The former Pennsylvania governor and first-ever secretary of homeland security, who served under George W. Bush, signed a letter from GOP national-security figures saying they could not support Trump. (August 8, 2016)

William Ruckelshaus: NAY
The first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, who served under Richard Nixon and is center-left on environmental issues by today’s standards, issued a statement endorsing Hillary Clinton. (August 9, 2016)

William Reilly: NAY
Reilly, who was EPA administrator during the George H.W. Bush administration, also endorsed Clinton in a statement. (August 9, 2016)

Carlos Gutierrez: NAY
A businessman who served as commerce secretary of George W. Bush from 2005 to 2009, Gutierrez has joined a group of Republicans endorsing Hillary Clinton. (August 10, 2016)

Pundits and Opinion Makers

Bill Kristol: SOFT hard NAY
The editor of The Weekly Standard threw his lot in with the #NeverTrump crowd with gusto, and he’s been a leading advocate for a third-party alternative. But these days, he seems a bit confused about what exactly the word “never” means: “I mean, I guess never say never. On the one hand, I’ll say #NeverTrump, and on the other hand, I’ll say never say never. I’ll leave it ambiguous.” (May 2, 2016)

Ross Douthat: NAY
After spending the primary alternately criticizing Trump and forecasting his doom, the New York Times columnist seems especially dyspeptic and despairing. (May 5, 2016)

Erick Erickson: NAY
The radio host, editor of The Resurgent, and former RedState editor writes: “Hillary Clinton is unfit for the Presidency, but so is Donald Trump. Some Republicans may decide it is time to be a team player, but I will put my country before my party and decline to help the voters in this country commit national suicide.” (May 4, 2016)

Leon Wolf: NAY
Wolf, the editor of RedState, has been a prominent Trump critic. He says he’s leaning toward voting for a Libertarian candidate. “I genuinely believe that Hillary Clinton would be a better President than Trump, and it’s not close,” he wrote. “That said, Hillary would also be a terrible President, there’s no doubt about that.” He also called on Senate Republicans to confirm Merrick Garland, President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, lest Trump do the choosing instead. (May 4, 2016)

Ann Coulter: YEA
Coulter has been a fanatical backer of Trump for months.

George Will: NAY
The dean of conservative columnists has left the Republican Party over Trump’s nomination, saying, “This is not my party.” (June 26, 2016)

Will detests Trump, and had previously called for Republicans to defeat him if he is their nominee: “Were he to be nominated, conservatives would have two tasks. One would be to help him lose 50 states—condign punishment for his comprehensive disdain for conservative essentials, including the manners and grace that should lubricate the nation’s civic life.” (April 29, 2016)

Charles Krauthammer: SOFT NAY
The leading writer has been very critical of Trump, but in an interview with Bill O’Reilly, he left the door ajar to change his mind. “Let me just say from what I’ve seen up until now, heard from Trump and watched him, I don’t think I’d be capable of voting for Donald Trump,” he said. “Question is, what do I do? I don’t know yet.” (May 3, 2016)

Without officially stating his support, the Fox News personality has repeatedly defended Trump. (May 5, 2016)

Sean Hannity: YEA
Hannity has been one of Trump’s two most reliable cheerleaders in the media. “I’ll be voting for Donald Trump in November,” he said. (May 31, 2016)

Matt Drudge: YEA
The publisher of the Drudge Report has been, along with Hannity, Trump’s best friend in the press.

Sarah Palin: YEA
The former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate endorsed Trump with a Dadaist address to Iowans in January, and she’s stumped for him since.

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: SOFT YEA
The editors of the nation’s most powerful conservative editorial board are not fans of Trump’s, but they are resigned. “Mr. Trump wasn’t our first choice, or even the 15th, but the reality is that more GOP voters preferred him to the alternatives,” they wrote. “Yet GOP voters made the ultimate decision, and that deserves some respect unless we’re going to give up on democracy.” The board also criticized the move for a thirty-party candidate, irking Bill Kristol.

Joe Scarborough: UNDECIDED (was SOFT YEA)
The MSNBC host and token network conservative was among the friendliest voices in the media toward Trump during the Republican primary. He has been more critical since then. Referring to Trump’s attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, he announced to Republicans, “You have to start calling him out and saying you’ll retract your endorsement of him today or else the United States Senate is in danger.” A day before, he compared Trump’s remarks to the Nazi Nuremberg race laws. (June 7, 2016)

Scarborough previously announced was not sure whether he can vote for Trump, citing Trump sticking to outlandish promises like a ban on Muslim immigration that he made during the primary. (May 5, 2016)

Rush Limbaugh: SOFT YEA
The leading right-wing talk-show host has been a booster of Trump all along—to the agitation of Trump-opposing conservatives—despite occasionally criticizing him. After Trump’s Indiana win, Limbaugh predicted: “My instinctive feeling right now is that Trump is gonna win, beat Hillary badly, that it could be landslide proportions.” He has declined to formally endorse Trump, though. (May 23, 2016)

Glenn Beck: NAY
Beck, the talker who was a Cruz backer, has remained steadfastly opposed to Trump since he became the presumptive nominee. He says Trump cannot win. “I don’t want my children to look at that man and say, ‘Yeah, he’s my President.’ I won’t have that. I will not endorse it, I will not tolerate it,” he said. (May 4, 2016)

Rupert Murdoch: YEA
The hugely influential conservative mogul—owner of The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and the New York Post—suggested in March that the Republican Party coalesce around Trump:

As predicted, Trump reaching out to make peace with Republican “establishment”. If he becomes inevitable party would be mad not to unify.

The coverage of Trump late in the primary led Ted Cruz to lash out and accuse Murdoch & Co. of aiding Trump.

Max Boot: NAY
Boot, a leading neoconservative and military historian, says that although he’s a lifelong Republican, the party is dead and he won’t vote for Trump: “The risk of Trump winning, however remote, represents the biggest national security threat that the United States faces today.” While “Clinton would be far preferable to Trump,” Boot says that right now “I only know one thing for sure: I won’t vote for Trump.” (June 3, 2016)

Michael Reagan: YEA (was NAY)
The son of former President Ronald Reagan, an influential talk-radio host and writer, says he will back Trump in order to stop Hillary Clinton. (July 28, 2016)

Reagan previously said he would not vote for Trump in the California primary and added, “This most likely would be the 1st time if my father was alive that he would not support the nominee of the GOP.” (June 6, 2016)

Hugh Hewitt: YEA (was SOFT YEA and previously NAY)
Having appeared to waver earlier, the talk-radio host, who helped moderate several of the Republican primary debates and was critical of Trump, writes, “Of course I am voting for Donald Trump. You should be too if you are a conservative.” (July 31, 2016)

Hewitt softened on Trump in the aftermath of the Orlando attack, writing in a Washington Post column that his focus on security shows that he’s potentially preferable to Hillary Clinton. (June 15, 2016)

Hewitt had taken an unusually hard line against Trump, not only declining to support him but, in the wake of Trump’s comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel, actually calling for the Republican National Convention to jettison Trump as nominee. (June 8, 2016)

Robert Kagan: NAY
Kagan, a leading neoconservative historian and writer, was among the first conservatives to back Clinton, writing way back in February, “For this former Republican, and perhaps for others, the only choice will be to vote for Hillary Clinton. The party cannot be saved, but the country still can be.” He later wrote of Trump, “This is how fascism comes to America.” (February 25, 2016)

Bret Stephens: NAY
The deputy editor of The Wall Street Journal, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, says he will not vote for Trump, but will probably not vote for Clinton. “Probably none of the above,” he told Hugh Hewitt. “I will never vote for Donald Trump. I have a very, very hard time voting for Mrs. Clinton.” But Stephens added: “I think that for the United States, Hillary Clinton, as awful as I find her, is a survivable event. I’m not so sure about Donald Trump.” (June 17, 2016)

Greg Mankiw: NAY
Mankiw, an economist at Harvard who chaired George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers and Mitt Romney and other Republicans, tells John Harwood he cannot support Trump.

GOP economist Mankiw on Trump: “He won’t be getting my vote. I have R friends who think couldn’t be worse than Obama/Clinton. They’re wrong”


Sheldon Adelson: YEA
The Vegas-based megadonor, and major advocate for Israel, may have been perturbed by Trump’s statements about the Jewish state during the campaign, but he told The New York Times he’s supporting him. “Yes, I’m a Republican, he’s a Republican,” he said. “He’s our nominee. Whoever the nominee would turn out to be, any one of the 17—he was one of the 17. He won fair and square.” (May 5, 2016)

Paul Singer: NAY
The major Republican donor, who backed Marco Rubio and contributed to anti-Trump efforts, will not back Trump but also won’t vote for Clinton. Singer joked he might write himself in. (June 29, 2016)

NBC News previously reported that Singer would not back Trump. Bloomberg reported he’ll stay out of the presidential race. (May 5, 2016)

Joe and Marlene Ricketts: UNDECIDED
The billionaire couple spent at least $5.5 million on anti-Trump efforts during the primary, and Trump at one point threatened them, tweeting, “They better be careful, they have a lot to hide!” They have not made their stance public, though their son Pete, the governor of Nebraska, has endorsed Trump.

Charles and David Koch: SOFT NAY
Prior to Trump’s becoming the presumptive GOP nominee, Charles Koch said he thought Hillary Clinton might be a better president than Trump, though he made no indication that the famed pair of brothers would back her. They now say they are not backing Trump, though a spokesman did not rule it out entirely. (May 5, 2016)

Peter Thiel: YEA
Thiel, the PayPal founder and well-known venture capitalist, is known as a libertarian—though Rand Paul tried and failed to court him as a major backer. (Thiel ended up donating to former Silicon Valley denizen Carly Fiorina.) Thiel has signed up as a prospective Trump delegate from California. (May 10, 2016)

Stanley Hubbard: YEA
Hubbard, a longtime Republican donor, gave thousands to the Stop Trump effort earlier this spring. Now he says he’ll back Trump. “All of my favorite candidates dropped out one by one,” he told Politico. “We’re down to my least favorite candidate. And my least favorite candidate is better than Hillary Clinton in terms of what’s best for the country.” (May 10, 2016)

T. Boone Pickens: YEA
The Oklahoma oil billionaire—and recent renewable-energy fanatic—is a former Jeb Bush backer, but Pickens now supports Trump, citing his support for Trump’s ban on Muslim immigration. “Yes, I’m for Donald Trump … I’m tired of having politicians as president of the U.S.,” he told The Wall Street Journal. He will host a fundraiser for a pro-Trump super PAC. (May 12, 2016)

Foster Friess: YEA
The former Rick Santorum bankroller has decided to back Trump, telling The Hill that Trump can’t be judged either by his past stances and behaviors or by what he does and says now. “My success came from harnessing people’s strengths and ignoring their weaknesses,” he said. “And also, from assessing people not according to their pasts or where they are today, but rather based on what they can become.” (May 23, 2016)

Woody Johnson: YEA
The New York Jets owner was a major donor to Mitt Romney in 2012 and to Jeb Bush’s Right to Rise super PAC—as well as for John McCain and George W. Bush. He met with Trump on May 23 and will reportedly donate and help bundle donations for Trump. (May 24, 2016)

Mel Sembler: YEA
Sembler is a major fundraiser and a longtime political ally of the Bush family, having served as an ambassador under both Presidents Bush. Naturally, he supported Jeb Bush’s presidential run. After Jeb Bush dropped out of the race, he said, “Times have changed, the country has changed, the electorate has changed. I don’t understand our country any more.” Understand it or not, he’s decided to go along, and has signed on as a vice chairman of the Trump fundraising effort. (May 24, 2016)

Meg Whitman: NAY
The CEO of HP, who ran for California governor in 2010, says she will vote for Hillary Clinton, calling Trump a “dishonest demagogue” who has “undermined the character of the nation.” “I will vote for Hillary, I will talk to my Republican friends about helping her, and I will donate to her campaign and try to raise money for her,” she told The New York Times. Whitman’s announcement isn’t a total surprise—she suggested at a Romney-hosted confab in June she might back Clinton—but is striking, since she was finance chair for a Republican presidential candidate, Chris Christie, this year. (August 3, 2016)

Seth Klarman: NAY
A billionaire financier and hedge-fund honcho, Klarman is an independent who has mostly given to Republicans, including Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, and Jeb Bush. He’s now working to elect Clinton, calling a Trump presidency “unthinkable.” (August 4, 2016)

Faith Leaders

Jerry Falwell Jr.: YEA
Falwell, president of Liberty University and son of the iconic Moral Majority leader, has been one of Trump’s staunchest backers.

Russell Moore: NAY
Moore, who is president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, says he will not vote for either Trump or Clinton but will write in Ben Sasse. (May 5, 2016)

Ralph Reed: YEA
The conservative activist and former executive director of the Christian Coalition has joined Trump’s evangelical advisory board. “I believe that, should Donald Trump be elected, he will disrupt the broken system in Washington, D.C., in a way that Hillary Clinton won’t,” he told NPR. “And I think that message is likely to resonate … very powerfully in the faith community.” (June 21, 2016)

James Dobson: YEA
The former president of Focus on the Family is a member of Trump’s evangelical advisory board, although he previously said he was “very wary of Donald Trump.” (June 21, 2016)

Richard Land: YEA
Land, who preceded Russell Moore as president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, has taken a different tack from his successor on Trump, joining Trump’s evangelical advisory board. (June 21, 2016)



APPENDIX 3D — Republican exodus from Trump

Elected officials

Sen. Susan Collins (Maine)

Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.)

Sen. Mark Kirk (Ill.)

Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.)

Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.)

Rep. Carlos Curbelo (Fla.)

Rep. Charlie Dent (Pa.)

Rep. Bob Dold (Ill.)

Rep. Richard Hanna (N.Y.) — Endorsed Clinton

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.)

Rep. Reid Ribble (Wis.)

Rep. Scott Rigell (Va.) — Endorsed Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.)

Rep. Mark Sanford (S.C.)

Rep. David Valadao (Calif.)

Gov. Charlie Baker (Mass.)

Gov. Larry Hogan (Md.)

Danny Jones, mayor of Charleston, W. Va. — Voting for Johnson

Tomás Regalado, mayor of Miami

Iowa state Sen. David Johnson

Wisconsin state Rep. Jim Steineke, the Assembly Majority Leader

Former elected officials

Sen. Norm Coleman (Minn.)

Sen. Gordon Humphrey (N.H.)

Sen. Larry Pressler (S.D.) — Endorsed Clinton

Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine)

Rep. Mary Bono (Calif.)

Rep. Tom Campbell (Calif.) — Endorsed Johnson

Rep. Bob Inglis (S.C.)

Rep. Connie Morella (Md.) — Endorsed Clinton

Rep. Ron Paul (Texas)

Rep. Chris Shays (Conn.)

Rep. J.C. Watts (Okla.)

Rep. Vin Weber (Minn.)

Gov. Jeb Bush (Fla.)

Gov. Arne Carlson (Minn.) — Endorsed Clinton

Gov. William Milliken (Mich.) — Endorsed Clinton

Gov. George Pataki (N.Y.)

Gov. Tom Ridge (Pa.)

Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.), the 2012 GOP presidential nominee

Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (N.J.)

Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey (Mass.)

Assemblyman Jim Cunneen (Calif.)

State Sen. Robert A. Hall (Mass.)

State Senator Joyce Mulliken (Wa.)

Former administration officials

Donald B. Ayer, deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush

Linda Chavez, White House director of public liaison under President Reagan

Joseph A. Esposito, deputy under secretary for international affairs at the Department of Education under President George W. Bush

Carlos Gutierrez, Commerce secretary under President George W. Bush

Jamie Brown Hantman, special assistant for legislative affairs for President George W. Bush

Carla A. Hills, U.S. trade representative under President George H.W. Bush

Ted Kassinger, deputy secretary of Commerce under President George W. Bush

Frank Lavin, aide to President Ronald Reagan

Stephanie Smith Lee, former director of the Office of Special Education Programs – Department of Education under President George W. Bush

Peter Lichtenbaum, assistant secretary of Commerce under President George W. Bush

Greg Mankiw, chairman of President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers

Robert McCallum, associate attorney general under President George W. Bush

David Ross Meyers, aide to President George W. Bush

Hank Paulson, Treasury secretary under President George W. Bush

William A. Pierce, former deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush

Dan Price, deputy national security adviser under President George W. Bush

William Reilly, EPA administrator under President George H. W. Bush — Endorsed Clinton

Paul Rosenzweig, deputy assistant secretary of Homeland Security

William Ruckelshaus, EPA administrator under Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan — Endorsed Clinton

Larry D. Thompson, deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush

Robert Tuttle,  assistant to the president and director of personnel under President Reagan — Endorsed Clinton

John Veroneau — Former deputy U.S. trade representative under President George W. Bush

Lezlee Westine, White House director of public liaison under President George W. Bush — Endorsed Clinton

Party officials, prominent Republicans

Brian Bartlett, former aide to Mitt Romney and GOP communications strategist

Sally Bradshaw, longtime aide to Jeb Bush

Former first lady Barbara Bush

Marvin Bush, brother of President George W. Bush — Endorsed Johnson

Mona Charen, senior fellow at Ethics and Public Policy Center

Dean Clancy, former FreedomWorks vice president

Maria Comella, longtime aide to Gov. Chris Christie (N.J.) — Endorsed Clinton

Rory Cooper, GOP strategist and managing director of Purple Strategies

Mindy Finn, president of Empowered Women

Doug Heye, former RNC communications director

Cheri Jacobus, GOP consultant and former columnist for The Hill

Matt Kibbe, former FreedomWorks CEO

Eli Lehrer, president of R Street Institute

Justin LoFranco, former aide to Gov. Scott Walker (Wis.)

Kevin Madden, former aide to Mitt Romney

Liz Mair, GOP strategist

Mel Martínez (Fla.), former chairman of the Republican National Committee

Tucker Martin, communications director for former Gov. Bob McDonnell (Va.)

David McIntosh, president of Club for Growth

Ken Mehlman, former RNC chairman

Tim Miller, Our Principles PAC and former aide to Jeb Bush

Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention

Ted Newton, political consultant and former Mitt Romney aide

James Nuzzo, former White House aide

Katie Packer, deputy campaign manager to Mitt Romney and founder of Burning Glass Consulting

Marc Racicot, former RNC chairman, former Montana governor

Patrick Ruffini, partner, Echelon Insights

Gabriel Schoenfeld, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute

Elliott Schwartz, Our Principles PAC

Evan Siegfried, GOP strategist and commentator

Craig Snyder, Republican lobbyist and consultant — Supports Clinton

Erik Soderstrom, former field director for Carly Fiorina

Ben Stein, actor and former speechwriter for Presidents Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon

Brendan Steinhauser, GOP consultant

Stuart Stevens, former Romney strategist

Regina Thomson, executive director of the GOP Accountability Project

Michael R. Treiser, former Mitt Romney aide

Connor Walsh, digital director for former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) and founder of Build Digital

Andrew Weinstein, director of media relations for Bob Dole’s 1996 campaign; deputy press secretary under Speaker Newt Gingrich

Meg Whitman, Hewlett-Packard CEO and former California gubernatorial candidate — Endorsed Clinton

Rick Wilson, Republican strategist

Nathan Wurtzel, Make America Awesome super-PAC

Bill Yarbrough, chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Ohio

Dave Yost, Ohio auditor of state

Conservative media

Glenn Beck, radio host

Michael Berry, radio host

Brent Bozell, conservative activist

Bruce Carroll, creator of

Jay Caruso, RedState

Charles C.W. Cooke, writer for National Review

Doug Coon, Stay Right podcast

Steve Deace, radio host

Ross Douthat, New York Times columnist

Erick Erickson, writer

Daniel Foster, contributing editor at National Review Online

David French, writer at National Review

Jon Gabriel, editor-in-chief of

Jonah Goldberg, writer

Michael Graham, radio host

Stephen Gutowski, writer for Washington Free Beacon

Stephen Hayes, senior writer at The Weekly Standard

Quin Hillyer, contributing editor at National Review Online and senior editor at the American Spectator

Ben Howe, RedState writer

Philip Klein, managing editor at the Washington Examiner

Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard editor

Mark Levin, radio host

Bethany Mandel, senior contributor at The Federalist

Dan McLaughlin, editor at

Tom Nichols, senior contributor for The Federalist

P.J. O’Rourke, conservative writer — Endorsed Clinton

Katie Pavlich, Town Hall editor

Brittany Pounders, conservative writer

Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post blogger

Sarah Rumpf, former Breitbart contributor

Mark Salter, writer and former aide to Sen. John McCain (Ariz.)

Tara Setmayer, CNN analyst and former GOP staffer

Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire

Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal deputy editor

Charlie Sykes, radio host

Brad Thor, writer

Peter Wehner, New York Times contributor

Jamie Weinstein, editor at The Daily Caller — Voting Clinton

George Will, writer

Leon Wolf, editor of RedState

National security officials

Ken Adelman, arms control director for President Ronald Reagan — Endorsed Clinton

Richard Armitage, deputy secretary of State under President George W. Bush — Endorsed Clinton

John B. Bellinger III, legal adviser to the State Department and National Security Council under President George W. Bush

Robert Blackwill, former National Security Council deputy for Iraq

Max Boot, former foreign policy adviser to Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.)

Michael Chertoff, secretary of Homeland Security under Presidents George W. Bush and Obama

Eliot Cohen, former George W. Bush official

Patrick Cronin, assistant administrator for policy at USAID under President George W. Bush

Eric S. Edelman, national security adviser under Vice President Dick Cheney

Gary Edson, deputy national security and national economic adviser under President George W. Bush

Richard Falkenrath, deputy Homeland Security adviser under President George W. Bush

Peter Feaver, National Security Council adviser under President George W. Bush

Richard Fontaine, associate director of the National Security Council’s Near Eastern affairs under President George W. Bush

Jendayi Frazer, assistant secretary of State for African Affairs under President George W. Bush

Aaron Friedberg, deputy assistant for national security affairs under Vice President Dick Cheney

Reuel Marc Gerecht, former CIA operative

Robert Gates, former Defense secretary

David Gordon, director of policy planning at the State Department under President George W. Bush

Michael Green, former member of the National Security Council

Alan Goldsmith, former staffer at the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Brian Gunderson, chief of staff at the State Department under President George W. Bush

Paul Haenle, former director for China and Taiwan on the National Security Council under Presidents George W. Bush and Obama

Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA

John Hillen, assistant secretary of State for political-military affairs under President George W. Bush

William Inboden, senior director for strategic planning at the National Security Council under President George W. Bush

James Jeffrey, strategist on former President George W. Bush’s National Security Council

Reuben Jeffery III, former undersecretary of State under President George W. Bush

Robert Kagan, former official under President Ronald Reagan

David Kramer, assistant secretary of State under President George W. Bush

James Langdon, chairman of President George W. Bush’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board

Mary Beth Long, assistant secretary of Defense for international security affairs under President George W. Bush

Clay Lowery, director of international finance for the National Security Council and assistant Treasury secretary for international affairs under President George W. Bush

Peter Mansoor, former aide to former CIA Director David Petraeus — Supports Clinton

Richard Miles, director for North America at the National Security Council under President George W. Bush

Andrew Natsios, former administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

John Negroponte, deputy secretary of State and Director of National Intelligence under President George W. Bush

John Noonan, national security adviser for Jeb Bush

Meghan O’Sullivan, former deputy national security adviser on Iraq and Afghanistan

Tom Ridge, secretary of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush

Nicholas Rostow, formal legal adviser to the National Security Council

Kori Schake, former director on the National Security Council under President George W. Bush

Brent Scowcroft, former national security adviser — Endorsed Clinton

Kristen Silverberg, ambassador to the European Union under President George W. Bush

Stephen Slick, former National Security Council official under President George W. Bush

William H. Taft IV, former deputy secretary of Defense and NATO ambassador under President Ronald Reagan

Shirin R. Tahir—Kheli — former ambassador under President George W. Bush

William Tobey — National Security Council member under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush

Daniel P. Vajdich, former national security adviser to Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas)

Matthew Waxman — former deputy assistant secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush

Kenneth Weinstein, former assistant on Homeland Security & Counterterrorism under President George W. Bush

Roger Zakheim, former deputy assistant secretary of Defense

Philip D. Zelikow, former counselor to the State Department

Robert B. Zoellick, former deputy secretary of State under President George W. Bush

Dov Zakheim, former undersecretary of Defense under President George W. Bush

GOP donors

Mike Fernandez, Jeb Bush donor — Supports Clinton

Randy Kendrick

Seth Klarman — Supports Clinton

William Oberndorf — Supports Clinton

Art Pope

Marlene Ricketts

Paul Singer

Harry Sloan — Supports Clinton