NewsElections Celebrities endorsing Republican presidential candidates By Jamie Reysen firstname.lastname@example.org Updated July 13, 2016 6:07 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The GOP nominees for president have some star power behind them. Republican candidates including Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee and Rand Paul have the backing of some big-name celebrities, such as Hulk Hogan and Vince Vaughn. Scroll down to see who's supporting whom in the upcoming election. Willie Robertson Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ethan Miller "Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson endorsed Donald Trump on Jan. 21, 2015. "Mr. Trump is a real leader," Robertson said in a news release. "He represents success and strength, two attributes our country needs." Robertson's father Phil Robertson has endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz. Sarah Palin Photo Credit: Getty Images / Aaron P. Bernstein Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump in a speech on Jan. 19, 2016 in Ames, Iowa. "The status quo has got to go," she said. Palin also told the crowd that Trump would "kick ISIS' ass." Phil Robertson Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz in a January campaign ad. "My qualifications for president of the United States are rather narrow," he said in an ad posted to YouTube on Jan. 19, 2016. "Is he or she Godly, does he or she love us, can he or she do the job, and finally, would they kill a duck and put him in a pot and make him a good duck gumbo?" He added, "Ted Cruz is my man, he fits the bill." Charlie Sheen Photo Credit: Getty Images / Michael Buckner Actor Charlie Sheen said he would be Donald Trump's running mate "in a heartbeat" in a tweet in August 2015. Sheen, however, had previously tweeted that Trump is "a sad & silly homunculus" and "a shame pile of idiocy." Dennis Rodman Photo Credit: Getty Images / Laura Cavanaugh Dennis Rodman voiced his support for Donald Trump's candidacy on July 24, 2015. The former NBA player tweeted, "@realDonaldTrump has been a great friend for many years. We don't need another politician, we need a businessman like Mr. Trump! Trump 2016." Kid Rock Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bryan Bedder Kid Rock told Rolling Stone that he is "digging Donald Trump," adding that America should let the business man run the country like a business. He had previously spoke out in support of Ben Carson back in February 2015. "I'm very interested in the things that Ben Carson has to say," he told New York Times Magazine. Mike Tyson Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter Former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson revealed he would endorse presidential candidate Donald Trump on HuffPost Live in October 2015. "He should be president of the United States," Tyson said. "Let's try something new. Let's run America like a business, where no colors matter. Whoever can do the job, gets the job." Azealia Banks Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter Singer Azealia Banks has tweeted her support for Trump multiple times. In May she wrote on Twitter, "I REALLY want Donald Trump to win the election." "Hillary has been GROOMED for the presidency. she's another one of the establishments robots here to carry out an agenda," Banks wrote in another tweet. Donnie Wahlberg Photo Credit: Getty Image / Timothy Hiatt Donnie Wahlberg has said that he's an independent, but he gave an endorsement to Marco Rubio before the South Carolina primary, tweeting, "#SCPrimary voters, support the only candidate that can, and will, beat @realDonaldTrump for the #GOP nomination- @marcorubio #Rubio2016." The New Kids on the Block singer had previously said he thinks Carly Fiorina would be a great president. On Twitter in August 2015 he said she is a "strong human being and a strong candidate for President in 2016!" Gary Busey Photo Credit: Getty Images / Frazer Harrison Gary Busey said in September 2015 that he thinks Donald Trump would be a good president. "I know him personally. I know him professionally. He's a great guy. He's sharp. He's fast. He can change the country after the last eight years," he told Fox News. Busey previously voiced support for Newt Gingrich in 2011. Loretta Lynn Photo Credit: Getty Images / Terry Wyatt The country music singer Loretta Lynn told Reuters, "Trump has sold me - what more can I say?" "I just think he's the only one who's going to turn this country around," she added. Mark Teixeira Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke The New York Yankees' first baseman Mark Teixeira was on the hosting committee of a fundraiser for Sen. Marco Rubio in November in New York. To be a host, there was a $10,000 donation minimum for Rubio's campaign. Hulk Hogan Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter Hulk Hogan backed Mitt Romney in 2012. Now, he just may have some political ambitions of his own. The former WWE wrestler told TMZ in August 2015 that he wants to be on Donald Trump's ticket as vice president. Ted Nugent Photo Credit: Getty Images for NAMM/David Livingston Singer Ted Nugent, who is an NRA board member, wrote an article for World Net Daily defending Donald Trump and sharing his opinion that Trump should be awarded the Medal of Freedom "for speaking his mind in such a bold, honest and straight-forward manner." "Donald Trump's message sings to Americans because he doesn't play politically correct brain-dead games," Nugent says in the post. "He calls them like he sees them. That's refreshing to millions of Americans who believe political correctness is a public cancer that has eroded free speech and everything else good about America." Tim Allen Photo Credit: Getty Images / Matt Winkelmeyer Tim Allen said in August 2015 that he likes John Kasich. "I went to see him at an L.A. town meeting, which is usually a very liberal forum," he said. "He talked about poor people -- the underprivileged and the working poor. It was very un-Republican. He's a Republican that a Democrat could vote for." Vince Vaughn Photo Credit: Getty Images / Frederick M. Brown Vince Vaughn, a libertarian, said at a Young Americans for Liberty conference at UCLA in April 2015 that he likes Rand Paul. "I have found him to be very consistent on a lot of the issues where liberty is concerned, and liked him very much," Vaughn said of Paul. The comedian admitted that he doesn't understand all of the Kentucky senator's politics, but added, "He is the candidate that is currently running that I am most sort of aligned with in sort of his thoughts and philosophies." Wayne Newton Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter Wayne Newton said he thinks Trump would make a great president on "Fox & Friends." "Number one, he tells the truth," Mr. Las Vegas said. "Number two, he's been where most of these guys want to be, in terms of riding on his own plane. He doesn't have to worry about what hotels he stays in, he doesn't have to worry about how his family gets to Hawaii, so on and so forth." Scott Baio Photo Credit: Getty Images / Charley Gallay Actor Scott Baio endorsed Trump in an interview with Fox News. "When he speaks I understand him," Baio said. "He speaks like I speak, he communicates with people very well." He added that the Republican nominee needs to be someone who can "relentlessly, relentlessly attack Hillary." Baio had previously supported Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker before he withdrew from the race. "Gov. Walker sounds a lot like President Reagan. #WalkerForPres," he tweeted in March 2015. Chuck Norris Photo Credit: Facebook / Chuck Norris Chuck Norris is a conservative who has voiced support for presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. Norris told the New York Times in May 2015 that he still thinks Huckabee is the most qualified candidate for president. "He has the moral clarity and experience to lead our great country forward," Norris said. By Jamie Reysen email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Celebs who've backed Hillary Clinton, Bernie SandersIs Beyonce ready for Hillary or backing Bernie? Cheat sheet: Get fast facts on the Democratic presidential contendersLearn a little bit about each Democratic candidate for president. Flip-floppers or steadfast? What Clinton, Sanders have saidHere's what the Democratic candidates have said over the years. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.