The list of powerful politicos and executives endorsing Hillary Clinton continues to grow.
Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton continues to rack up key endorsements from prominent Republican heavyweights to include those from the public and private sectors.
Just last week, Clinton picked up endorsements from Hank Paulson, the Republican Treasury secretary during the 2008 financial crisis, and Brent Scowcroft, who served as National Security Adviser to Presidents George H. W. Bush and Gerald Ford, and who worked in the White House of Presidents Richard Nixon and George W. Bush.
As NPR reports, “A campaign putting out a list of big name endorsements isn’t particularly remarkable. But what is remarkable about the Clinton campaign’s list is that it includes prominent Republican executives — business leaders who say they have never voted for a Democratic presidential candidate in their lives.”
Take Jim Cicconi, the senior executive vice president at AT&T. He served in both the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations and donated $10,000 last year to Jeb Bush’s Right to Rise superPAC. But he says he’s voting for Hillary Clinton in November.
Cicconi was quoted in a statement released by the Clinton campaign as saying he thinks it is “vital to put our country’s well-being ahead of party,” adding that: “Hillary Clinton is experienced, qualified, and will make a fine President. The alternative, I fear, would set our Nation on a very dark path.”
Dan Akerson, the former CEO of General Motors, “put it even blunter” according to NPR.
“Serving as the leader of the free world requires effective leadership, sound judgment, a steady hand and most importantly, the temperament to deal with crises large and small,” Akerson stating during his endorsement announcement, adding that: “Donald Trump lacks each of these characteristics.”
“The list includes less surprising endorsements from leaders in the technology sector and those known to support Democrats including former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Reed Hastings from Netflix, Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook and Warren Buffett,” according to the NPR report.
According to NPR, the full list includes:
- Miki Agrawal, founder and CEO of Thinx
- Dan Akerson, former chairman and CEO of General Motors
- Richard Anderson, executive chairman, Delta Air Lines Inc.
- Stewart Bainum Jr., chairman of Choice Hotels International
- James Bell, former interim CEO of Boeing; former corporate president and CFO of Boeing
- Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of Salesforce
- Nathan Blecharczyk, co-founder and CTO of Airbnb
- Jeff Brotman, co-founder and chairman of Costco Wholesale Corp.
- Warren E. Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
- Robert Burt, retired chairman, CEO FMC Corp.; former chairman Business Roundtable
- Ron Busby, president and CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers
- Brook Byers, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
- Peter Chernin, CEO, The Chernin Group
- Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO of Airbnb
- Jim Cicconi, senior executive vice president, AT&T Services Inc.
- David Crane, former CEO of NRG Energy Inc.
- Erroll Davis, retired chancellor, University System of Georgia
- Barry Diller, chairman and senior executive of IAC and Expedia
- John Doerr, partner at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, and Byers
- Margot Dorfman, president and CEO of U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce
- Candy Ergen, co-founder, DISH Network
- Joe Gebbia, co-founder and CPO of Airbnb
- Reed Hastings, founder and CEO of Netflix
- Reid Hoffman, partner at Greylock
- Drew Houston, founder and CEO of Dropbox
- George Hume, president and CEO of Basic American Foods
- Irwin Jacobs, founding chairman and CEO Emeritus of Qualcomm
- Paul Jacobs, executive chairman, Qualcomm
- Leila Janah, founder and CEO of Sama and Laxmi
- Earvin “Magic” Johnson, chairman and CEO, Magic Johnson Enterprises
- Robert Johnson, chairman, The RLJ Cos. and founder of Black Entertainment Television
- Andrea Jung, CEO of Grameen America, and former CEO of Avon
- Lynn Jurich, CEO and co-founder of Sunrun
- David Karp, founder and CEO of Tumblr
- Ellen Kullman, former chair and CEO of DuPont
- Debra Lee, chairman and CEO of Black Entertainment Television
- Ted Leonsis, founder and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment
- Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box
- Peter Lowy, CEO of Westfield
- Monica Lozano, former chairman and CEO, U.S. Hispanic Media
- Rob Marcus, former chairman and CEO Time Warner Cable Inc.
- William L. McComb, CEO (retired) of Liz Claiborne & Fifth and Pacific Companies Inc.
- Rebecca Minkoff, founder of Rebecca Minkoff
- Hamid R. Moghadam, chairman and CEO of Prologis
- James J. Murren, chairman and CEO, MGM Resorts International and chairman, MGM Growth Properties
- Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor
- Mark Pincus, co-founder of Zynga
- Laura M. Ricketts, co-owner, Chicago Cubs
- Gary Rodkin, CEO (retired) of ConAgra Foods
- Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook
- Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet
- Jim Sinegal, co-founder, director and former CEO of Costco
- Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO and co-founder, Yelp
- Walter Ulloa, chairman and CEO, Entravision Communications Corp.
- Wendell P. Weeks, chairman of the board, CEO and president, Corning Inc.
- Anne Wojcicki, CEO and co-founder, 23andme