A New Wave Of 40 Republican And Independent Leaders Just Endorsed Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton picked up another wave of endorsements as 40 more Republican and Independent leaders have announced their support for the Democratic presidential candidate.

Via a statement from Together For America:

Following Hillary Clinton’s successful debate on Monday night, Together for America announced today that the ranks of Republicans and Independents who are stepping forward to back Hillary Clinton for President are growing. An additional 40 prominent leaders — including several senior administration officials and congressional staff, officials from the national security community, business leaders, and more than 10 prominent elected officials from battleground states — are all stepping forward to put country ahead of party.

Today’s announcement includes: three former Members of Congress: Sherwood Boehlert (NY), Claudine Schneider (RI), and John Schwarz (MI); former administration officials, including a Deputy Under Secretary of Transportation for President Ford, Solicitor General of the United States under President Reagan, chief White House ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush, Director of Presidential Personnel for President Reagan, and others; national security officials like the former Director of the White House Situation Room for President Bush on 9/11 and Legal Advisor to the National Security Council; and political leaders including Finance Co-Chair of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s 2014 campaign, a New York City Budget Director under Mayor Giuliani, a former Chairman of Veteran and Military Families Advisory Board for Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign, a former senior advisor to the McCain for President Campaign, a former Attorney General of Arizona, and many others.

Trump has made gains with consolidating the Republican base around him, but unlike Clinton, he has attracted virtually no crossover Democratic support. Prominent Republicans and Independents are supporting Clinton because they view Trump as incompetent and unqualified.

Since the presidential debate, the talk of Trump momentum has gone silent. Each new wave of endorsements for Hillary Clinton sends the unspoken message that Trump’s base of extreme conservative support is too small to win in November.