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Do endorsements matter any more?

Bush AP

The “endorsement primary” is well underway, but whether these formal statements of support from fellow office-holders matter or not is wide open to interpretation.

Jeb Bush has, by far, racked up the most endorsements in his bid for the GOP presidential nomination.

But we all know how he’s faring these days.

Meantime, Hillary Clinton is far and away the leader on the Democratic side. And she’s doing pretty well.

At least right now.

But as FiveThirtyEight points out, endorsements traditionally have mattered — and mattered a lot.

Will they this year?