Who’s Backing Whom? The House GOP Endorsement List (Updated)

Culberson, left, is endorsing Cruz for president. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Culberson, left, is endorsing Cruz for president. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Posted July 2, 2015 at 2:35pm

Updated: Aug. 26, 2:21 p.m. |  It’s a long time before primary season and the list of GOP presidential candidates is still likely to grow before it gets smaller — but plenty of House Republicans have already decided who they’re backing.  

In the weeks and months ahead, 218 will update this running tally of which House Republican lawmakers are backing which 2016 hopefuls. We’ll keep the list as current as possible, drawing from press releases, official statements and face-to-face interviews. Let us know in the comments below if we missed, or misidentified, anyone.  

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.

  • Justin Amash, Mich.
  • Thomas Massie, Ky.
  • Raúl R. Labrador, Idaho
  • Andy Barr, Ky.
  • Brett Guthrie, Ky.
  • Walter B. Jones, N.C.
  • Cynthia M. Lummis, Wyo.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas

  • Brian Babin, Texas
  • John Culberson, Texas
  • Louie Gohmert, Texas
  • Michael C. Burgess, Texas
  • John Ratcliffe, Texas
  • Jim Bridenstine, Ok.a.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

  • Tom Rooney, Fla.

Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida

  • Gus Bilirakis, Fla.
  • Vern Buchanan, Fla.
  • Ander Crenshaw, Fla.
  • Carlos Curbelo, Fla.
  • Mario Diaz-Balart, Fla.
  • David Jolly, Fla.
  • Jeff Miller, Fla.
  • John L. Mica, Fla.
  • Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Fla.
  • Dennis A. Ross, Fla.
  • Daniel Webster, Fla.
  • Pete Sessions, Texas

Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator

  • Lou Barletta, Pa.
Rick Perry, former governor of Texas
  • Joe Barton, Texas

Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin

  • Sean Duffy, Wis.
  • Reid Ribbble, Wis.
  • Doug Collins, Ga.

Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey

  • Frank A. LoBiondo, N.J.
  • Tom MacArthur, N.J.
  • Leonard Lance, N.J.
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen, N.J.