As Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton continues to receive endorsements from major newspapers, Donald Trump has yet to receive any.
Clinton has even garnered the support of traditionally conservative publications, several of which have broken decades-long traditions of touting Republican presidential nominees.
Political defections have also occurred within the Republican Party as Trump’s campaign created discord within party ranks. The list of conservatives reportedly voting for Clinton is also growing.
Despite this, Trump has received a handful of endorsements from some politicians within the GOP.
We’ve compiled some of the most notable endorsements here, though the list is not exhaustive.
Sen. Ted Cruz
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After going head-to-head in a heated primary battle with Donald Trump, it appeared unlikely that Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas would give his blessing to the GOP nominee.
You’ll remember Trump repeatedly lobbed attacks against Cruz that included personal attacks on his wife, stoking rumors suggesting his father was involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and questioning Cruz’s citizenship.
After all that, Cruz eventually conceded and endorsed the Republican nominee as he had promised.
“After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump,” Cruz said in September.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani
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Rudy Giuliani endorsed Donald Trump only after being pressed for being hesitant by CNN’s Chris Cuomo.
“I’m Rudy Giuliani. I mean a lot in New York politics. I endorse Donald Trump,” Giuliani said.
Although Giuliani made it clear he did not want to be part of the nominee’s campaign, he later became one Trump’s biggest supporters and regularly attends the real-estate mogul’s rallies.
Sen. Marco Rubio
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One of Trump’s biggest critics in the primary race was Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who referred to the nominee as a “con man.”
Rubio’s tepid approval came as he announced he would be running for reelection to the senate.
“After a long and spirited primary, the time for fighting is over. It’s time to come together and fight for a new direction for America. It’s time to win in November,” Rubio said.
Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer
Trump’s hardline immigration stance won him the support of former Arizona governor Jan Brewer, who in her state signed a bill into law that allowed police to verify a person’s immigration status.
“Mr. Trump will secure our borders, defend our workers and protect our sovereignty. Mr. Trump will stand for our law enforcement, our police and our immigration officers. Mr. Trump will actually enforce the rule of law,” Brewer said.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
Another surprise endorsement for Trump came from yet another primary rival that he sparred with: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Early in the primaries, Christie railed against Trump, questioning his temperament. Trump retaliated by attacking the governor’s effectiveness while in office and alluding to the George Washington Bridge scandal that plagued Christie’s administration.
“The single most important thing for the Republican Party is to nominate the person who gives us the best chance to beat Hillary Clinton. I can guarantee you that the one person that Hillary and Bill Clinton do not want to see on that stage come next September is Donald Trump,” Christie said.
Sen. Rand Paul
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As his primary opponent in January, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said “a speck of dirt is way more qualified to be president” than Donald Trump during an interview on “Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore.”
But when Trump later became the nominee, Paul agreed to throw his support behind the real-estate mogul.
“I think it’s almost the patriotic duty of anybody in Kentucky to oppose the Clintons because I think they’re rotten at the core. I think they’re dishonest people,” Paul said.
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Former presidential nominee Bob Dole didn’t exactly give a ringing endorsement for Trump. Dole’s enthusiasm for Trump matched those of other politicians who have reluctantly chosen to vote for the nominee simply out of party loyalty.
“I have an obligation to the party. I mean, what am I gonna do?” Dole said in an interview with NPR in June. “I can’t vote for George Washington, so I’m supporting Donald Trump,” he added.
Sen. Jeff Sessions
“At this time in America’s history, we need to make America great again!” Sessions of Alabama said in February. “I am pleased to endorse Donald Trump for the presidency of the United States.”