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.

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

U.S. Senators[edit]

U.S. Representatives[edit]

Governors[edit]

Retired military[edit]

Senator McCain was endorsed by over 100 retired generals and admirals from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps,[56] 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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  43. ^ Missouri governor endorses John McCain
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  45. ^ Six GOP Governors Back McCain
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  53. ^ McCain teams up with former rival Huckabee - Candidate wants ex-Ark. governor to play a prominent role in campaign updated 3:21 p.m. CT, Fri., April. 25, 2008
  54. ^ "Former Navy Secretary, 9/11 Commission Member Endorses McCain". Fox News. 2007-11-20. 
  55. ^ "McCain Receives Pataki's Endorsement". CBS News. 2008-02-04. 
  56. ^ "McCain Endorsed by Over 100 Admirals and Generals". JohnMcCain.com. December 15, 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
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  60. ^ Somerset Reporter
  61. ^ "Virginia Beach is McCain/Palin Country!". 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  62. ^ "Obama corners the market in Hollywood". USA Today. 2008-06-23. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  63. ^ CNN
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  67. ^ National Catholic Register
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  70. ^ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  71. ^ Full text of Nancy Reagan's endorsement.
  72. ^ "Nancy Reagan gives McCain seal of approval". Fox News. Associated Press. 2008-03-25. Archived from the original on 2008-03-30. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  73. ^ "CNN.com International". CNN. 
  74. ^ Salt Lake Tribune
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  77. ^ Republican Party of Pennsylvania
  78. ^ Mega-Church Pastor in Texas Backs McCain
  79. ^ Remarks by Marin at the GOP Convention
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  94. ^ Oregon Independent
  95. ^ Baptist Messenger
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  98. ^ http://www.bestbuy.com/
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  100. ^ http://www.anheuser-busch.com/
  101. ^ http://www.coors.com/
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  105. ^ Naples News
  106. ^ Wall Street Journal
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  111. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-04-14. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
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  118. ^ Maeve Reston (August 26, 2008). "John McCain shares the stage with Jay Leno and Daddy Yankee". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  119. ^ Daddy Yankee endorses McCain at Central High, Retrieved October 27, 2008
  120. ^ Fresh Air, Charlie Daniels Band website, September 5, 20088
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  135. ^ Chuck Norris Backs McCain/Palin Starpulse.com, September 26, 2008
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  150. ^ "James Woods, Friendly on Friday". Bauergriffinonline.com. April 25, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  151. ^ The Evening Bulletin
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  156. ^ Star Bulletin
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  159. ^ http://newsmeat.com/sports_political_donations/Al_Leiter.php
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  161. ^ INCREDIBLE McCAIN GIRL - HULK SPOOF
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  165. ^ Barbara Barker (June 23, 2008). "Presidential endorsements the hot sport of summer". Newsday. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  166. ^ "Roger Staubach Throws a Hail Mary for McCain's Presidential Campaign". ABCNews.com. September 25, 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  167. ^ Sharon Theimer, AP (October 9, 2008). "NRA endorses McCain". 
  168. ^ REP.org (January 8, 2008). "Republicans for Environmental Protection Endorses McCain in South Carolina". 
  169. ^ logcabin.org (September 2, 2008). "Log Cabin Endorses Sen. John McCain for President". 
  170. ^ Sam Brownback
  171. ^ The Jewish Press
  172. ^ David Frum's diary Archived 2010-08-13 at the Wayback Machine.
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  174. ^ "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?)
  175. ^ "'Joe the Plumber' endorses McCain". USA Today. 2008-10-28. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  176. ^ Rosa Prince (January 24, 2008). "David Cameron backs John McCain in US race". The Daily Telegraph. London. 
  177. ^ "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.