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Republicans Are Among Business Leaders Backing Clinton

In addition to active Democrats such as Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Google's Eric Schmidt, Clinton is being backed by some business leaders who are long-time Republicans.
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Dozens of business leaders, including a handful of Republicans, endorsed Hillary Clinton on Thursday, as her campaign seeks to challenge Donald Trump’s assertions that he is the best candidate for U.S. businesses.

Republicans backing Clinton include Dan Akerson, former chairman and chief executive officer of General Motors Co., and Jim Cicconi, a former Reagan and George H.W. Bush White House staffer who is a Washington executive at AT&T Services Inc.