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FACT SHEET: Endorsements

By Bill Adair, Angie Drobnic Holan
Published on Friday, February 8th, 2008 at 6:05 p.m.

SUMMARY: Clinton has the endorsement of Jack Nicholson. McCain has Sylvester Stallone. Ron Paul is backed by a late-night radio personality named Waldo. Here's a sampling of the endorsements of each candidate.

Editor's note: We'll update this list from time to time. If you think we missed an important endorsement, send an e-mail to truthometer@politifact.com.

HILLARY CLINTON



Celebrities:

Maya Angelou

Jack Nicholson

Rob Reiner

Barbra Streisand

Newspapers:

Concord (N.H.) Monitor

Denver Post

Des Moines Register

Kansas City Star

New York Times


Elected Officials:

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

Bill Clinton

Bob Kerrey, former Nebraska senator

Walter Mondale

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.

Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Penn.

U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas

U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.


Others:

Madeleine Albright

Wesley Clark

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.


BARACK OBAMA


Celebrities:

Joan Baez

Robert DeNiro

Garrison Keillor

Caroline Kennedy

Maria Shriver

Toni Morrison

Oprah Winfrey


Newspapers:

Albuquerque Journal

Arizona Republic

Boston Herald

Boston Globe

Chicago Tribune

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Los Angeles Times

Nashua (N.H.) Telegraph

New Jersey Star-Ledger

New York Post

Palm Beach Post

Philadelphia Inquirer

Sacramento Bee

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Petersburg Times

San Francisco Chronicle

San Jose Mercury News

Santa Fe New Mexican

(South Florida) Sun-Sentinel

The (Columbia, S.C.) State

Tampa Tribune


Elected Officials:

Tom Daschle, former South Dakota senator

Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass.

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.

Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb.

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Kan.

U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Fla.



MIKE HUCKABEE


Celebrities:

Chuck Norris

Tim LaHaye, co-author of the "Left Behind" series

Beverly LaHaye, founder of Concerned Women of America

James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family

Ric Flair, retired professional wrestler

Ted Nugent, rock star

Stephen Baldwin, actor


Newspapers:

Dallas Morning News


Elected Officials:

David Beasley, former governor of South Carolina

Rep. John Boozman, R-Ark.

Tim Hutchinson, former Senator from Arkansas

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.

Rep. Bob Inglis, R-S.C.

Rep. John Linder, R-Ga.

Gov. Mike Rounds, R-S.D.

Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska


Other:

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers



JOHN McCAIN


Celebrities:

Sylvester Stallone


Newspapers:

Arizona Republic

Boston Herald

Boston Globe

Chicago Tribune

Concord (N.H.) Monitor

Des Moines Register

Kansas City Star

Los Angeles Times

Nashua (N.H.) Telegraph

New Hampshire Union Leader

New Jersey Star-Ledger

New York Post

Orlando Sentinel

Palm Beach Post

Philadelphia Inquirer

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Petersburg Times

Sacramento Bee

San Jose Mercury News

San Francisco Chronicle

The (Columbia, S.C.) State

(South Florida) Sun-Sentinel

Tampa Tribune


Elected Officials:

Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan.

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.

Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine

Gov. Charlie Crist, R-Fla.

Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind.

Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.

Gov. Jim Douglas, R-Vt.

Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

Gov. Jon Huntsman, R-Utah

Rep. Ric Keller, R-Fla.

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.

Rep. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.

Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.

Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss.

Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla.

Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif.

Rep. John Shadegg, R-Ariz.

Rep. Chris Shays, R-Conn.

Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine

Sen. John Warner, R-Va.



RON PAUL


Celebrities:

Emma Caulfield, actress, "Anya" on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"Big Daddy" Don Garlits, drag racer

Arlo Guthrie, folk singer

Todd Wade, starting tackle, Washington Redskins

Glenn Jacobs, World Wrestling Entertainment Superstar, "Kane"


Elected Officials

Barry Goldwater Jr., former Republican congressman, Calif.

Gary Johnson, former governor, N.M.

Karen S. Johnson, state senator, Ariz.

Rick Jore, state representative, Mont.

Charles Key, state representative, Okla.

Roger Koopman, state representative, Mont.


Others

Andrew Sullivan, author/blogger

Waldo, late-night radio personality, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Sue Thomas, first deaf person to work for the FBI, inspiration for Sue Thomas: FBEYE television series, internationally known speaker

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Sources:Ron Paul campaign, Endorsements

Hillary Clinton campaign, Endorsements

Obama endorsements blog

National Journal's Hotline, WH '08 TRACKING: The Republican Endorsements

Times research

Researchers: Angie Drobnic Holan

Names in this article: Hillary Clinton, Mike Huckabee, John McCain, Barack Obama, Ron Paul

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