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From Kid Rock to Hulk Hogan: Who are they backing for president?


Ohio Gov. John Kasich just landed the endorsement of the Boston Globe, just more than a week before the New Hampshire primary. Donald Trump landed the backing of 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin last week.

Former presidents, senators, party presidential nominees and even celebrities like Wayne Newton, Chuck Norris and Kid Rock have picked candidates to support in the election.

Here's a quick look at who is backing who:

REPUBLICANS

JEB BUSH

  • Obviously the family is behind him including former presidents George W. and George H.W.
  • Former Vice President Dan Quayle
  • Henry Paulson, secretary of the treasury 2006-09
  • Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge
  • 1996 Republican nominee Bob Dole
  • Former 2016 presidential candidate South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham
  • Country singer Toby Keith

 

BEN CARSON

  • Iowa State Representative Rob Taylor
  • Actor Kirk Cameron
  • Actor Kelsey Grammer
  • Singer Kid Rock
  • NASCAR driver Richard Petty
  • Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke

 

CHRIS CHRISTIE

  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan
  • Maine Gov. Paul LePage
  • Former Hewlett Packard and eBay CEO Meg Whitman
  • Boston Herald and New Hampshire Union Leader newspapers

 

TED CRUZ

  • Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry
  • Former Libertarian Party presidential nominee Bob Barr
  • Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert
  • Iowa Rep. Steve King
  • Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch
  • James Dobson, Focus on the Family Founder
  • Glenn Beck
  • Actor James Woods
  • Phil Robertson, star of Duck Dynasty

 

CARLY FIORINA

 

MIKE HUCKABEE

  • Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson
  • Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue
  • Actor Chuck Norris
  • Singer Tony Orlando (see video above)

 

JOHN KASICH

  • Former Ohio Gov. and U.S. Sen. George Voinovich
  • Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott
  • Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
  • Ohio Sen. Rob Portman
  • U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton
  • The Boston Globe and Concord Monitor newspapers
  • Home Improvement star Tim Allen

 

RAND PAUL

 

MARCO RUBIO

 

RICK SANTORUM

  • Iowa State Rep. Walt Rogers
  • New Hampshire State Rep. Glenn Cordelli
  • Pennsylvania Congressman Lou Barletta

DONALD TRUMP

  • 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin
  • Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander, Duck Dynasty star
  • Jerry Falwell Jr
  • Actor Stephen Baldwin
  • Actor Gary Busey
  • Ann Coulter
  • Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka
  • Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno
  • Wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan
  • Country singer Loretta Lynn
  • Vegas showman Wayne Newton
  • Ted Nugent
  • Boxer Mike Tyson

DEMOCRATS

HILLARY CLINTON

  • Former President Bill Clinton, obviously
  • Housing and Urban development Secretary Julian Castro
  • Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
  • Former Attorney General Eric Holder
  • Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
  • 1984 Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo
  • Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown
  • Warren Buffett
  • JJ Abrams, director of Star Wars: the Force Awakens
  • Steven Spielberg
  • John Travolta
  • Kanye West
  • Victoria Gotti
  • RuPaul
  • 50 Cent
  • Springfield native and Grammy and Oscar winner John Legend
  • Singer Katy Perry

 

MARTIN O'MALLEY

  • Former Colorado Senator and presidential candidate Gary Hart
  • Former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening
  • Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer

 

BERNIE SANDERS

  • Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich
  • Former Ohio Senator Nina Turner
  • Bill Maher
  • Roseanne Barr
  • Actor John Cusack
  • Actress Mia Farrow
  • Actor Will Ferrell
  • Rapper Big Boi from Outkast
  • Tommy Chong
  • James Bond star Daniel Craig
  • Actor Danny DeVito
  • Oscar winner Susan Sarandon

 


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