List of John McCain presidential campaign endorsements, 2008

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

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

Primary campaign endorsements[edit]

U.S. Presidents, Vice Presidents, and First Ladies[edit]

U.S. Senators[edit]

U.S. Representatives[edit]

Governors[edit]

Military[edit]

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

Mayors[edit]

State, local, and territorial officials[edit]

Other political figures[edit]

National figures[edit]

Newspapers[edit]

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

Academics[edit]

Business people[edit]

Entertainers[edit]

Foreign entertainers[edit]

Adult entertainment[edit]

Athletes and sportspeople[edit]

Organizations[edit]

Other individuals[edit]

Foreign political figures[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  54. ^ "Former Navy Secretary, 9/11 Commission Member Endorses McCain". Fox News. 2007-11-20. 
  55. ^ "McCain Endorsed by Over 100 Admirals and Generals". JohnMcCain.com. December 15, 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  56. ^ McCain Outlines Economic Plans, Washington Post, 2008-01-23
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  59. ^ Somerset Reporter
  60. ^ "Virginia Beach is McCain/Palin Country!". 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  61. ^ "Obama corners the market in Hollywood". USA Today. 2008-06-23. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  62. ^ CNN
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  69. ^ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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  71. ^ "Nancy Reagan gives McCain seal of approval". Associated Press (Fox News). 2008-03-25. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  72. ^ "CNN.com International". CNN. 
  73. ^ Salt Lake Tribune
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  78. ^ Remarks by Marin at the GOP Convention
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  94. ^ Baptist Messenger
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  97. ^ http://www.bestbuy.com/
  98. ^ http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/hoyt-barnett.asp?cycle=08
  99. ^ http://www.anheuser-busch.com/
  100. ^ http://www.coors.com/
  101. ^ Frank Davies (March 3, 2008). "Carly Fiorina to campaign for McCain". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  102. ^ Forbes endorses McCain - Mike Allen - Politico.com
  103. ^ McCain's quiet campaign: the Catholic vote
  104. ^ Naples News
  105. ^ Wall Street Journal
  106. ^ "CNN.com". CNN. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  107. ^ http://www.target.com/
  108. ^ http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/connecticut_norwalk_06850.asp?cycle=08
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  110. ^ http://www.nbcuni.com/
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  115. ^ If Kumar's for him, I'm for him, The International Herald Tribune, Retrieved March 4, 2008
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  118. ^ Daddy Yankee endorses McCain at Central High, Retrieved October 27, 2008
  119. ^ Fresh Air, Charlie Daniels Band website, September 5, 20088
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  122. ^ 'CHiPs' Star Erik Estrada Endorses McCain, Fox News, July 01, 2008
  123. ^ Do celebrity endorsements work?, The Toronto Star, Retrieved March 4, 2008
  124. ^ VOTD: Politics at Comic Con | /Film
  125. ^ Rehabilitating Heart
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  128. ^ Elisabeth Hasselbeck to Introduce Sarah Palin at Rallies on Sunday, Us Magazine, Retrieved October 25, 2008
  129. ^ Washington Post
  130. ^ Blackie Lawless Speaks His Mind on the Election:"Read in Case of National Emergency" KNAC.COM, November 3, 2008
  131. ^ Dennis Miller: Politics on the Brain Las Vegas Sun, October 22, 2008
  132. ^ EXCLUSIVE: Heidi Montag: I'm Voting For John McCain US Magazine, April 2, 2008
  133. ^ Chuck Norris Backs McCain/Palin Starpulse.com, September 26, 2008
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  135. ^ One for Freedom - John Ondrasik, Five For Fighting, Duke of Data Blog, Retrieved March 9, 2008
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  143. ^ Q. & A. with Cowboy Troy, The Washington Times, October 17, 2008
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  147. ^ Hank Williams Jr. Serenades McCain, Palin ABC News, October 13, 2008
  148. ^ "James Woods, Friendly on Friday". Bauergriffinonline.com. April 25, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  149. ^ The Evening Bulletin
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  153. ^ Hiestand, Michael (2008-05-07). "Clash of Champions puts a new spin on bowling". USA Today. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  154. ^ Star Bulletin
  155. ^ Larry Lage (July 2, 2008). "Pistons owner Davidson endorses McCain". The Detroit News. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  156. ^ http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Da.html
  157. ^ http://newsmeat.com/sports_political_donations/Al_Leiter.php
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  163. ^ Barbara Barker (June 23, 2008). "Presidential endorsements the hot sport of summer". Newsday. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  164. ^ "Roger Staubach Throws a Hail Mary for McCain's Presidential Campaign". ABCNews.com. September 25, 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  165. ^ Sharon Theimer, AP (October 9, 2008). "NRA endorses McCain". 
  166. ^ REP.org (January 8, 2008). "Republicans for Environmental Protection Endorses McCain in South Carolina". 
  167. ^ logcabin.org (September 2, 2008). "Log Cabin Endorses Sen. John McCain for President". 
  168. ^ Sam Brownback
  169. ^ The Jewish Press
  170. ^ David Frum's diary
  171. ^ http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/viewpoints/stories/DN-krauthammer_25edi.State.Edition1.27d546c.html
  172. ^ "You have Obama, a leftist socialist who would give us another gun-grabbing Ginsburg on the court, or McCain, who would appoint a conservative like Bush did." (Bush’s Legacy: The Greatest American President?)
  173. ^ "'Joe the Plumber' endorses McCain". USA Today. 2008-10-28. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  174. ^ Rosa Prince (January 24, 2008). "David Cameron backs John McCain in US race". The Daily Telegraph (London). 
  175. ^ "Despite the wave of Obama-mania in Europe, the EPP is one of the few European voices that have openly supported John McCain.". September 4, 2008. 

External links[edit]

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