As part of a new concerted outreach effort to attract unhappy Republicans, Hillary Clinton rolled out a new group of GOP endorsements today, among them former CD8 Congresswoman Connie Morella.
After rolling out a few dozen prominent Republican and independent supporters in recent weeks, Hillary Clinton’s campaign sought Wednesday to bring some structure to its effort, launching a group called Together for America to coordinate continuing outreach.
The announcement coincided with the latest batch of Republicans stepping forward to endorse the Democratic presidential nominee: former commerce secretary Carlos Gutierrez; former housing and urban development secretary Carla Hills; former congresswoman Connie Morella (Md.); former congressman Chris Shays (Conn.); and former director of national intelligence John Negroponte.
The idea behind the new push is to make Republican voters more comfortable supporting Clinton by showing them examples of leaders in many realms who have chosen to disavow GOP nominee Donald Trump and back Clinton instead.
Good for Morella for doing the right thing. She remains immensely popular among her former constituents in Montgomery County, even the most transparently partisan Democrats. Actions like this one are a big part of the reason why.