Wow, this was a pleasant surprise!
On Thursday, Hillary Clinton’s campaign released endorsements from 40 high-profile Republicans.
During a Thursday conference call with reporters, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta announced the new endorsements, including former GOP administration officials, former lawmakers and prominent Republicans in battleground states.
Together for America, a campaign group focused on building support for Clinton among those groups, launched in August and announced 50 endorsements at the time.
“The growing group of Republicans and Independents who are backing Hillary is a testament to how important the choice is in this election,” Podesta said on the call.
Podesta continued, “It’s really not about Republicans or Democrats, it’s about what country we will be, it’s about our children’s future and which candidate can bring people together to get things done, which candidate is fit to serve the office of president and commander in chief.”
Today’s announcement includes: three former Members of Congress: Sherwood Boehlert (NY), Claudine Schneider (RI), and John Schwarz (MI); former administration officials, including a Deputy Under Secretary of Transportation for President Ford, Solicitor General of the United States under President Reagan, chief White House ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush, Director of Presidential Personnel for President Reagan, and others; national security officials like the former Director of the White House Situation Room for President Bush on 9/11 and Legal Advisor to the National Security Council; and political leaders including Finance Co-Chair of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s 2014 campaign, a New York City Budget Director under Mayor Giuliani, a former Chairman of Veteran and Military Families Advisory Board for Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign, a former senior advisor to the McCain for President Campaign, a former Attorney General of Arizona, and many others.