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RFK Jr. Responds to His Family Endorsing Biden

'I love my family, either way,' presidential candidate says

(Newser) - Independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Sunday acknowledged endorsements from more than a dozen of his relatives who are backing Democratic President Biden, noting that he feels no ill will over the family political divide, the AP reports. "Some of them don't like the fact that I'...

Biggest Test in Tuesday's Voting: Trump's Clout

Former president is backing Bernie Moreno in Tuesday's Ohio contest

(Newser) - It's another voting day in a handful of states, and the big race to watch is the GOP primary in Ohio for Senate. For one thing, the race will have national implications come November when the winner faces off against incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown. For another, the race is...

Pence Answers on Whether He's Endorsing Trump

Ex-VP says he can't 'in good conscience' give his former boss a thumbs-up for November

(Newser) - Mike Pence hasn't shied away from criticizing his old boss, former President Donald Trump, especially regarding the debacle of Jan. 6, but many have been waiting to see if the ex-vice president would offer his thumbs-up to Trump for the upcoming election. Now, we have our answer—and it'...

Blaming Death Threat, Lawmaker Quits Another Race

GOP Rep. Matt Rosendale dropped Senate candidacy last month

(Newser) - For the second time in a month, Rep. Matt Rosendale has dropped out of a congressional race. The Montana Republican, who earlier ended his Senate campaign, posted Friday that he will no longer seek reelection to the US House. Rosendale said he's been the subject of defamatory rumors and...

Denied One Endorsement, Trump Scores Another

Mitch McConnell gets behind the man he once called 'disgraceful'

(Newser) - On the heels of Nikki Haley dropping out of the 2024 race, and notably refraining from endorsing rival Donald Trump , the former president has picked up the endorsement of Mitch McConnell, reports the Washington Post . Calling it "abundantly clear" that Trump "has earned the requisite support of Republican...

Nikki Haley Exits but Doesn't Endorse Trump

She urges him to 'earn' the votes of her supporters: 'This is now his time for choosing'

(Newser) - Vermont wasn't enough on Super Tuesday. Nikki Haley confirmed her exit from the 2024 race on Wednesday with a brief speech in Charleston, South Carolina. Notably, she didn't endorse Donald Trump in her remarks, but she urged him to embrace the more moderate voters who backed her campaign:...

Here's What Trump Had to Say About Taylor Before the Game

'There's no way she could endorse Crooked Joe Biden'

(Newser) - The part of the Taylor Swift-Travis Kelce far right conspiracy theory where the Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl did in fact come to pass, but no endorsement of President Biden was forthcoming during or after the big game—which Donald Trump had predicted would be the case. Posting...

Judge Judy Has Made Her 2024 Endorsement

Judith Sheindlin says former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley has her vote

(Newser) - Nikki Haley is closing what once seemed an insurmountable gap in New Hampshire between herself and former President Trump, with one poll showing her just single digits behind the former president in the race for the GOP nomination. Now, the ex-South Carolina governor has another boost—this time, from a...

Nikki Haley Just Scored a Major Endorsement

Political network founded by the Koch brothers backs her

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis may be on the verge of a "full Grassley" in Iowa , but rival Nikki Haley has just secured a potentially bigger prize. The political network founded by billionaire brothers Charles and (the late) David Koch endorsed her in the 2024 race, reports the Hill . Tuesday's endorsement...

Strong Contender Emerges to Be Trump's VP Pick

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem enters the conversation

(Newser) - Former President Trump is headed to South Dakota for a GOP fundraiser on Friday, and sources say that Gov. Kristi Noem is expected to offer her endorsement then for Trump's reelection run— a move that "most other Republican governors have been reluctant to make so far," per...

Woody Harrelson's Apparent Pick for 2024 Proves Polarizing

'True Detective' actor appears in Instagram post with Cheryl Hines, wife of RFK Jr.

(Newser) - If you weren't sure who Woody Harrelson intends to vote for in 2024, he just offered what may be a big clue. The Daily Beast reports that the 62-year-old True Detective actor popped up in a Thursday Instagram photo with Curb Your Enthusiasm actor Cheryl Hines, the wife of...

Cheney Supports a Democrat for the First Time

Republican schedules campaign appearance with Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin

(Newser) - Republican Rep. Liz Cheney on Thursday endorsed and plans to campaign for Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, the first time that the critic of former President Donald Trump, who lost her GOP primary, has crossed party lines to formally support a Democrat. Cheney, of Wyoming, announced her support for the...

Trump Endorsed 'Eric' in Mo. More Than One Eric Accepted

It's unclear if he meant Greitens, Schmitt, or McElroy

(Newser) - In terms of covering one's bases, Donald Trump may have just hit a home run. Ahead of Missouri's Senate primary on Tuesday, the former president offered up his endorsement Monday night for the GOP candidate he thinks is best for the seat. There was one small but meaningful...

Trump's Pick for Pa. Governor Is an Eyebrow-Raising One

Doug Mastriano has pushed lie of 2020 stolen election, said he'd make voters 'reregister' to vote

(Newser) - Donald Trump on Saturday endorsed Doug Mastriano in Pennsylvania's Republican primary for governor, siding with a far-right candidate who was outside the US Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection and has worked with determination to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Mastriano was already leading a crowded...

Trump Endorsement of Hungarian PM Called 'Unusual'
Trump Offers Far-Right Leader
His 'Complete Support'
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Trump Offers Far-Right Leader His 'Complete Support'

Endorses Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban for reelection

(Newser) - Former President Trump's endorsements continue to make headlines, but on Monday, he offered his backing to a candidate who isn't a Republican—or an American. In what the Washington Post terms an "unusual endorsement in a foreign election," Trump released a statement endorsing far-right Hungarian Prime...

NYT Makes Its Pick for Mayor
NYT Makes Its Pick for Mayor

NYT Makes Its Pick for Mayor

Editorial board says Kathryn Garcia is 'the most qualified person'

(Newser) - Andrew Yang is probably the biggest of more than a dozen names in the race to be mayor of New York City. "But nothing so far suggests that he has the experience to run New York City on Day 1," according to the New York Times ' editorial...

Newspaper Apologizes for Endorsement

'Orlando Sentinel' rips Fla. GOP Rep. Michael Waltz for signing on to Texas election suit

(Newser) - More than 100 House Republicans have signed on to a Texas lawsuit trying to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's win, and a local paper that endorsed one of them is now offering a public mea culpa. "We apologize for endorsing US Rep. Michael Waltz, who wants to overturn the...

USA Today Breaks With Tradition on 2020 Race

Newspaper makes its very first presidential endorsement, and it picks Joe Biden

(Newser) - USA Today does not endorse presidential candidates. Or least it didn't, until Tuesday. The newspaper broke with its own tradition and officially backed Joe Biden. "If this were a choice between two capable major party nominees who happened to have opposing ideas, we wouldn't choose sides,...

Taylor Swift: Here's How I'm Voting
Taylor Swift:
Here's How I'm Voting

Taylor Swift: Here's How I'm Voting

Singer endorses Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, who can 'start the healing process'

(Newser) - Taylor Swift used a plate of cookies to help make her first-ever public presidential endorsement ahead of the vice presidential debate on Wednesday. In a tweeted photo , the singer held the plate of blue custom cookies, reading "Biden Harris 2020." She also shared a cover of V Magazine...

4-Star General Who Slighted Biden Picks a Candidate

'I can trust Joe Biden,' says Stanley McChrystal

(Newser) - There were times when Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal was critical of Vice President Joe Biden while overseeing US operations in Afghanistan under the Obama administration. Indeed, he resigned in 2010 after Rolling Stone aired his mocking of Biden , whom he'd described as "shortsighted." But the retired four-star...

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