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Where The Presidential Candidates Stand On The New England Patriots

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Posted on January 22, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. ET

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Here's where the presidential candidates stand on the 12-4 New England Patriots as the team enters the AFC championship against the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Noted Patriots supporters:

Former Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich: "I like the Patriots," though he denied it had do with being in New Hampshire campaigning.

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida: "If someone is gonna go to Super Bowl it might as well be someone from the AFC East."

Chris Christie is rooting for the Pats.

"You have to root for the @Patriots," @ChrisChristie responds when I ask who he's rooting for today.

Donald Trump, a noted avid Tom Brady fan, says the Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl. "You've got the best coach, you've got the best quarterback."

Uncommitted but likely rooting for the Patriots:


Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush previously would not shut up about his love for Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. It seems like he's team Patriots.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who was born in Pittsburgh, is a Steelers fan. It's tough to see how he'd root for a team outside the AFC, though there's little evidence he cares about sports.

Just discovered Rand Paul is a Steelers fan

Cruz, likely on Team Pats.

"I’m not willing to pander on much...but Tom Brady was framed." Ted Cruz's New Hampshire bus tour is underway.

It's hard to see how Carly Fiorina, known sports panderer, would support anyone but the Patriots:

Love my alma mater, but rooting for a Hawkeyes win today. #RoseBowl

Currently unaccounted for

Ben Carson

Mike Huckabee

Rick Santorum

Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton

Martin O'Malley