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Clinton touts slew of new GOP endorsements

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign is touting a slew of new endorsements from former GOP officials as it launches a new initiative to win over Republicans who oppose Donald Trump.

“Together for America is launching to lead the Hillary for America campaign’s recruitment and outreach to the growing number of Republicans and Independents who are stepping forward to endorse Hillary Clinton for president,” the campaign announced on their website Wednesday.

{mosads}”The list of nearly 50 endorsements includes three former Cabinet Secretaries, six current or former Members of the House and Senate, six former Ambassadors, five former leaders in the armed forces, nearly 20 senior Republican administration officials and numerous business or community leaders.”

The statement also provided a list of Republicans and independents that oppose Trump and support Clinton.

These include Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.), former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Sens. David Durenberger (R-Minn.) and Larry Pressler (R-S.D.), former Reps. Connie Morella (R-Md.) and Chris Shays (R-Conn.), former U.S. ambassador and Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte and Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman.

Hanna, a retiring lawmaker, last week became the first Republican in Congress to say he will vote for Clinton.

Other Republicans who oppose Trump, though, have ruled out throwing their support to Clinton.

Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.) on Monday said that although Trump is a “true risk” to the nation, Clinton is “equally unworthy of walking into the Oval Office.” Rigell instead endorsed Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson.

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