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Clinton Republicans, Trump Democrats: See Who’s Defecting This Election

Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard, attends a annual Allen  Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho in July. Whitman announced this week that she'll be voting for Hillary Clinton.i

Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard, attends a annual Allen Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho in July. Whitman announced this week that she’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton.

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Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard, attends a annual Allen  Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho in July. Whitman announced this week that she'll be voting for Hillary Clinton.

Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard, attends a annual Allen Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho in July. Whitman announced this week that she’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton.

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As both parties onslaught with togetherness this election, some-more non-traditional endorsements seem to be entrance each day.

President Obama slammed Republican carefree Donald Trump as non-professional and woefully confused to be trainer during a news contention with Singapore's primary apportion during a White House on Tuesday.

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Several distinguished Republicans announced this week that they devise to opinion for Hillary Clinton and during slightest one high-profile Democrat has corroborated Donald Trump. Crossing over isn’t new — there have been Obama Republicans, Reagan Democrats and a series of other defectors opposite a years.

Here’s a list of some vicious Republicans and Democrats who have permitted a other party’s claimant this choosing and in a new past.

The 2016 Election

Richard Hanna

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U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna speaks during a convene outward a U.S. Capitol in 2012. In 2016, Hanna was a initial Republican in Congress to validate Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump.

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U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna speaks during a convene outward a U.S. Capitol in 2012. In 2016, Hanna was a initial Republican in Congress to validate Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump.

U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna speaks during a convene outward a U.S. Capitol in 2012. In 2016, Hanna was a initial Republican in Congress to validate Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump.

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The New York emissary became a initial Republican in Congress to cranky celebration lines and rigourously behind Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. In an op-ed Hanna wrote and published on syracuse.com, he said: “While we remonstrate with her on many issues, we will opinion for Mrs. Clinton. we will be carefree and unaffected in my faith that being a good American who loves his nation is distant some-more vicious than parties or winning and losing.”

Meg Whitman

The Hewlett-Packard CEO also permitted Hillary Clinton this week in an speak with a New York Times. “I will opinion for Hillary, we will speak to my Republican friends about assisting her, and we will present to her debate and try to lift income for her,” Whitman said.

In a matter expanding on what she told a Times, Whitman said, “To opinion Republican out of celebration faithfulness alone would be to validate a candidacy that we trust has exploited anger, grievance, xenophobia and secular division.”

Regarding Clinton, she pronounced in a matter “It is transparent to me that Secretary Clinton’s temperament, tellurian knowledge and joining to America’s bedrock inhabitant values make her a distant improved choice in 2016 for President of a United States.”

Whitman pronounced Clinton has reached out to her, a pointer that a Democratic carefree competence be targeting distinguished Republicans who competence not have motionless where to put their loyalties this year. Whitman was a tip fundraiser for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential bid.

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Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson speaks during a row contention on appetite and a sourroundings in Washington, DC.

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Henry Paulson, Jr.

Paulson, a Goldman Sachs executive and former U.S. book secretary underneath George W. Bush, wrote in a Jun op-ed for a Washington Post that a Trump presidency is “unthinkable.” He added: “When it comes to a presidency, we will not opinion for Donald Trump. we will not expel a write-in vote. I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton, with a wish that she can move Americans together to do a things required to strengthen a economy, a sourroundings and a place in a world. To my Republican friends: we know I’m not alone.”

Richard Armitage

Armitage is another high-ranking central from a George W. Bush administration — he served as emissary secretary of state, and also as an partner secretary of invulnerability during a Reagan years. In a Jun speak with Politico, Armitage said, “If Donald Trump is a nominee, we would opinion for Hillary Clinton … He doesn’t seem to be a Republican, he doesn’t seem to wish to learn about issues. So, I’m going to opinion for Mrs. Clinton.”

Brent Scowcroft

Scowcroft was a inhabitant certainty confidant for Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush. He permitted Hillary Clinton in a June statement. Scowcroft wrote that he believes “Hillary Clinton has a knowledge and knowledge to lead a nation during this vicious time.” He also pronounced Clinton’s knowledge as First Lady, a senator and secretary of state give her “truly singular knowledge and perspective.”

Doug Elmets

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Former Reagan staffer Doug Elmets endorses Hillary Clinton on a final day of a Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Jul 28.

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Former Reagan staffer Doug Elmets endorses Hillary Clinton on a final day of a Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Jul 28.

Former Reagan staffer Doug Elmets endorses Hillary Clinton on a final day of a Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Jul 28.

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Doug Elmets was a orator during Reagan’s presidency. Elmets spoke during a Democratic National Convention, observant it was a “shock” to be vocalization during a DNC, given his Republican views. He called a GOP height a “most alarming” he’d ever seen: “It’s laced with anti-immigrant, anti-gay, anti-women positions that do not paint a views of many Americans. That is given this year, we will opinion for a Democrat for a initial time.”

Jim Cicconi

In a new matter endorsing Hillary Clinton, former General Motors CEO Dan Akerson pronounced Donald Trump lacks a characteristics indispensable in a president. Akerson is shown here in 2013 during a GM shareholders assembly in Detroit.

Cicconi worked as emissary arch of staff to George H.W. Bush, as good as a special partner to Reagan. Now, he is a comparison executive clamp trainer during ATT. In a statement, Cicconi pronounced “Hillary Clinton is experienced, qualified, and will make a excellent President. The alternative, we fear, would set a Nation on a really dim path.”

Maria Comella

The former mouthpiece for Chris Christie, Republican administrator of New Jersey, told CNN this week that she skeleton on voting for Hillary Clinton. She pronounced Republicans are “at a impulse where overpower isn’t an option.” Her former trainer was one of a beginning 2016 primary possibilities to get behind Trump. She pronounced she’s voting for Clinton given she doesn’t “believe it’s adequate to contend we aren’t for Donald Trump.”

General Michael Flynn

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Retired ubiquitous Michael Flynn addresses a throng on a initial day of a Republican National Convention on Jul 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Retired ubiquitous Michael Flynn addresses a throng on a initial day of a Republican National Convention on Jul 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Retired ubiquitous Michael Flynn addresses a throng on a initial day of a Republican National Convention on Jul 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Flynn is a purebred Democrat, though was an early devotee of Donald Trump and has been a clever censor of President Obama, according to a Washington Post, who also reported that he was deliberate as a intensity using partner for Trump. He used to be a executive of a Defense Intelligence Agency, though in 2014, he was forced out of his position. Of Trump, Flynn told Al Jazeera, “I don’t determine with all that he pronounced … though he’s an particular who’s peaceful to take on a challenge.”

The 2008 and 2012 Elections

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Colin Powell speaks during a 27th National Memorial Day Concert on May 29, 2016 in Washington, DC.

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Colin Powell speaks during a 27th National Memorial Day Concert on May 29, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Colin Powell speaks during a 27th National Memorial Day Concert on May 29, 2016 in Washington, DC.

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Colin Powell

In a 2008 and 2012 elections, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a tie in a George W. Bush administration, permitted Barack Obama. In 2008, Powell told Meet The Press that Obama was reaching out in a “more different and thorough approach opposite a society.” And in a 2012 CBS interview, Powell permitted Obama again. He cited Mitt Romney’s changing unfamiliar process positions as one reason he couldn’t support him as a GOP nominee. He also praised how Obama rubbed a recession: “I saw over a subsequent several years, stabilization come behind in a financial community, housing is now starting to collect adult after 4 years, it’s starting to collect up. Consumer certainty is rising.”

Charles Fried

Fried served as barrister ubiquitous during a Reagan administration and is a highbrow during Harvard Law School. He voted for Obama, citing John McCain’s 2008 using mate, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, as one of a categorical reasons given he could not support McCain’s bid.

William Weld

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Libertarian Party clamp presidential claimant William Weld speaks during a National Press Club on Jul 7, 2016, in Washington, DC.

Libertarian Party clamp presidential claimant William Weld speaks during a National Press Club on Jul 7, 2016, in Washington, DC.

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In 2008, Weld, a former Republican administrator of Massachusetts, permitted Obama. He called a trainer a “once-in-a-lifetime claimant who will renovate a politics and revive America’s station in a world,” according to a Wall Street Journal. Weld is a clamp presidential carefree for a Libertarian celebration in this year’s election.

Lincoln Chafee

Chafee, former administrator and senator of Rhode Island, launched a ephemeral presidential bid during this year’s Democratic primaries. But progressing in his career, he was a Republican. In an Oct CNN Democratic debate, Chafee pronounced he switched allegiances (with a army as an Independent in between) given “the celebration left me.” In 2008, Chafee permitted Obama while he was an independent. Chafee said he believed Obama was “the best claimant to revive American credibility, to revive a certainty to be dignified and just, and to move people together.”

A. Linwood Holton, Jr.

The former Virginia administrator crossed a aisle to endorse President Obama in 2008. Holton is also a father-in-law of Hillary Clinton’s using partner Tim Kaine, who was one of Obama’s beginning supporters. Holton campaigned for Obama in Virginia with his daughter, Kaine’s mother Anne Holton.

Joe Lieberman

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Former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman speaks during a 'Stop Iran Rally,' per a Iran chief deal, on Sep 1, 2015 in New York City.

Former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman speaks during a ‘Stop Iran Rally,’ per a Iran chief deal, on Sep 1, 2015 in New York City.

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The former Connecticut senator permitted John McCain in 2008. Lieberman had been purebred as an eccentric given 2006, though as a New York Times reported, he caucused with Senate Democrats and was “in trade for a seniority privileges and cabinet chairmanships that accompany that celebration identification.” Not too prolonged before, in 2000, Lieberman was a clamp presidential nominee, with using partner Al Gore. There were some reports that McCain wanted Lieberman as his using partner in 2008, though that a “fusion” sheet wasn’t possible.

The 2004 Election

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Zell Miller speaks to George W. Bush supporters during a 2004 debate convene in Florida.

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Zell Miller

The former Democratic senator from Georgia permitted George W. Bush in 2004. He was a orator during that year’s Republican National Convention. In his speech, he criticized Democratic carefree John Kerry’s voting record, observant that, with Kerry, electorate will get a “get a ‘yes-no-maybe’ play of paste that can usually inspire a enemies and upset a friends.” He also pronounced George W. Bush was a one male he devoted with a country’s future.

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