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Thursday 13 October 2016

Former US President George W. Bush officials endorse Hillary Clinton in open letter

Republicans who served top roles in President George W. Bush's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) have endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. The 13 former officials backed the Democrat in an open letter Wednesday, led by former EPA head Christine Todd Whitman and former Transportation Secretary Mary Peters.
The letter read in part:
"We believe in effective government, a society of hope and optimism balanced with realism, and a politics of civility and honesty. None of these values are present in Donald Trump's campaign," the ex-officials wrote.
The Wednesday letter follows an open declaration in August from 50 foreign policy experts who served in GOP administrations and are also denouncing Trump while backing Clinton.

Clinton has also garnered support from William Ruckelshaus, EPA head under Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan; and William Reilly, EPA head under President George H.W. Bush.

Source: The Hill

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