NewsElections Donald Trump: Paul Ryan and other Republicans who have endorsed the presumptive GOP nominee By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org Updated July 13, 2016 6:39 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said he will be voting for Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 presidential election on June 2, 2016. Ryan, like other Republicans, had been hesitant to endorse the real estate mogul, but he has now changed his position in an effort to unite the party. Here are other Republicans who have gone to the Trump side. Paul Ryan Photo Credit: Getty Images / Olivier Douliery House Speaker Paul Ryan, the top elected member of the Republican party, officially endorsed Trump on June 2, 2016, after saying for months he would not support him as the Republican nominee. Ryan and Trump had a number of phone calls and meetings after he was named the presumptive nominee where they talked about their agendas. In an op-ed , Ryan said that despite his differences with Trump, he and the candidate "have more common ground than disagreement." Marco Rubio Photo Credit: Getty Images / Robyn Beck Marco Rubio still admits that he and Trump don't see eye-to-eye, but he came around to the Trump side in late May 2016, saying he is willing to support the billionaire in the election to prevent a Democratic win. "I don't want Hillary Clinton to be president," he said. "If there's something I can do to help that from happening and it's helpful to the cause, I'd most certainly be honored to be considered for that." Rubio said he would not be Trump's vice president because "he deserves to have a running mate that more fully embraces some of the things he stands for." Scott Walker Photo Credit: Getty Images Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tweeted in July that he will keep his commitment to vote for the GOP nominee. "Last August, I said I'd support the GOP nominee. It's now clear who the RNC delegates will vote to nominate. And he is better than she is," he wrote. Chris Christie Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt Despite his harsh critiques of Trump during the early Republican debates, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie endorsed the real estate mogul shortly after dropping out of the presidential race. "I will lend my support between now and November in any way for Donald," he said in February 2016. Ben Carson Photo Credit: Getty Images / Joe Raedle Ben Carson endorsed Trump back in March 2016, shortly after he suspended his own campaign for president. "Some people have gotten the impression that Donald Trump is this person who is not malleable, who does not have the ability to listen and to take information in and make wise decisions. And that's not true. He's much more cerebral than that," Carson said. Rick Santorum Photo Credit: Getty Images / Scott Olson Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum endorsed Trump on May 24, 2016, saying he was swayed by Trump's list of possible Supreme Court nominees. "The most important issue is preserving the Constitution of this country and a liberal Supreme Court will destroy it," he told Fox News. Santorum, who dropped out of the race in February, had previously supported Sen. Marco Rubio before he ended his campaign. Mike Huckabee Photo Credit: Getty Images / Scott Olson Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tweeted, "I am all in for @realDonaldTrump and urge all the GOP to unite and win back the White House." He also posted a letter on his website, saying he will help Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton and told other Republicans to abandon "the hapless 'NeverTrump' nonsense." Rand Paul Photo Credit: Getty Images / Sean Rayford Republican Rand Paul hasn't exactly endorsed Trump, but he maintains that he will vote for the Republican nominee come November. Paul said Trump would still be better than Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Rick Perry Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ron Jenkins Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who previously called the GOP front-runner's campaign "cancer on conservatism," said he will do anything he can to help Trump win the presidency. "He's not a perfect man, but what I do believe is that he loves this country and that he will surround himself with capable, experienced people and that he will listen to them," Perry said in an interview with CNN's Dana Bash. John McCain Photo Credit: Getty Images Arizona Sen. John McCain told his fellow Republican leaders that they should support Trump as the nominee. "You have to listen to people that have chosen the nominee of our Republican Party," he said. "I think it would be foolish to ignore them." McCain also said he thinks Trump should retract his statement about prisoners of war, but said he was a "capable" leader. Mitch McConnell Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell officially announced support for Trump in May after he became the presumptive nominee. He said Trump will be able to prevent "a third term of Barack Obama." McConnell had previously endorsed Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul before he dropped out of the race. Kevin McCarthy Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy pledged to being a Trump delegate in May when the real estate mogul clinched the nomination. McCarthy had said previously that he would be able to work with Trump if he became the nominee. Reince Priebus Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus tweeted after Trump became the presumptive nominee that Republicans should support Trump so that Hillary Clinton will not be elected. ".@realDonaldTrump will be presumptive @GOP nominee, we all need to unite and focus on defeating @HillaryClinton #NeverClinton," Priebus wrote. John Boehner Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla Former Speaker of the House John Boehner backed Trump in early May, saying he is the Republican nominee for president "whether people like it or not." He expressed confidence that Trump can win the election in November. By Nicole Brown email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Republican leaders who won't vote for Donald TrumpA number of Republican leaders say they won't vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. 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