DemDaily: The Endorsement Race: Elected, Labor, Orgs & Celebs!
While celebrities have no quantitative affect on the outcome of a race, they make the game a little more fun to watch. In the celebrity column, 2016's final five seem to have garnered an eclectic set of endorsements that reflect their campaign personalities and political connections.
Elected Official: Govs, Senators, Reps
|National Orgs & Labor||Celebrities|
|TED CRUZ||Governors (5), Senators (2),
Catholic Vote, Club for Growth, Gun
Owners of America, Nat'l Org for Marriage, Nat'l Fed of Republican Assemblies,
Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund
|Chuck Norris, Glenn Beck, Jack Welch, James Woods|
|DONALD TRUMP||Governors (3),
|42||National Border Patrol Council||
Ann Coulter, Brian France NASCAR, Carl Icahn, Gary Busey, Hulk Hogan, Jon Voight, Sarah Palin, Steve Forbes, Steve Wynn, Tom Brady, Willie Robertson
|JOHN KASICH||Governors (2),
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Charles Barkley,Christine Todd Whitman, Tim Allen, Urban Meyer
|HILLARY CLINTON||Governors (13),
|489||Labor: AFSCME, AFGE, AFT, IATSE, Ironworkers, ILA, IUOE, Painters, Bricklayers, Laborers, NEA, NTEU, N.Am Building Trades, OPEIU, OPCIMIA, SEIU, Seafarers, Carpenters, Farm Workers, Plumbers & Pipefitters, Roofers and UFCW.
Orgs: Congressional Black Caucus, ANA, Brady Campaign, EMILY'sList, LCV, LPAC, NARAL, Planned Parenthood, USWomen's
|George Clooney, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Lena Dunham, Kerry Washington, Ja Rule, Robert De Niro, Kim Kardashian, Magic Johnson, Pharrell, Salma Hayek, Steven Speilberg, Tim Gunn, Howard Stern|
|BERNIE SANDERS||Governors (0),
|7||Labor: APWU, ATU, ILWU, CWA
Orgs: MoveOn.org,Democracy for America, Working Families Party, National Nurses United, Friends of the Earth, Progressive Democrats of America
|Susan Sarandon, Spike Lee, Will Farrell, Willie Nelson, Bill Mahrer, Daniel Craig, Shepard Fairey, Mark Ruffalo, Kareen Abdul Jabbar, Neil Young, John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jeremy Piven, Killer Mike, Kal Penn, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.|