Celebrity endorsements

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2011 file photo, an American and Arkansas flag blow in the wind as snow falls in Fayetteville, Ark. An Arkansas House panel on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 rejected for a second time a proposal to change the meaning of a star on the state’s flag that currently represents the Confederacy, despite an endorsement from the Republican governor. (AP Photo/Beth Hall, File)
March 20, 2019 - 4:00 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas House panel on Wednesday rejected for a second time a proposal to change the meaning of a star on the state's flag that represents the Confederacy, despite an endorsement from the Republican governor. The proposal was not to change the design of Arkansas' flag,...
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January 30, 2019 - 6:20 pm
DENVER (AP) — Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado is endorsing President Donald Trump, a reversal after he opposed Trump's election in the final days of the 2016 race. Widely seen as the most vulnerable GOP incumbent in 2020, Gardner told a conservative publication in an article published...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2016 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Swift jumped into a contentious midterm political race with a rare endorsement, but her focus on gender issues and human rights made her political statement a personal one. While she’s gotten criticized from Republicans and Trump, Swift stuck to the issues important to her in her decision to vote for Democratic candidates in Tennessee. She might gain some haters, but Swifties and others have applauded her for speaking out. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
October 09, 2018 - 12:42 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Swift's first big jump into politics might have gained her some extra haters, but many observers don't think her endorsement in a competitive midterm U.S. Senate race will result in a massive backlash against the country-singer-turned-pop-star. President Trump and...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs on stage in concert at Wembley Stadium in London. Swift posted on Instagram Sunday, Oct. 7, that she's voting for Tennessee's Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
October 08, 2018 - 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he likes superstar Taylor Swift's music "about 25 percent less now" that she's endorsed two Democratic candidates in Tennessee. Trump was asked about Swift's decision to wade into politics as he returned to Washington after a trip to Florida. Swift...
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This image taken from the Twitter account of the former National Football League player Colin Kaepernick shows a Nike advertisement featuring him that was posted Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Kaepernick already had a deal with Nike that was set to expire, but it was renegotiated into a multi-year deal to make him one of the faces of Nike's 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign, according to a person familiar with the contract. (Twitter via AP)
September 04, 2018 - 10:59 pm
An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate Tuesday as sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. The deal unveiled by...
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