GOP Congressman says he'll vote Hillary -- Ex-top Christie aide backs Hillary -- A GOP Fundraiser too -- then a GOP Governor - & Now First GOP Senator denounces Trump

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    Aug 03, 2016 2:18 AM GMT
    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/retiring-gop-congressman-back-clinton/story?id=41068479Rep. Richard Hanna of New York became the first Republican in Congress to say he would vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in November....

    ...While I disagree with her on many issues, I will vote for Mrs. Clinton," Hanna wrote.

    "I found [Trump] profoundly offensive and narcissistic but as much as anything, a world-class panderer, anything but a leader," he wrote. "Little more than a changing mirror of those he speaks to. I never expect to agree with whoever is president, but at a minimum the president needs to consistently display those qualities I have preached to my two children: kindness, honesty, dignity, compassion and respect." ...


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    Aug 03, 2016 2:28 AM GMT
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/02/politics/maria-comella-hillary-clinton-donald-trump/First on CNN: Ex-top Christie aide backs Clinton over Trump

    Longtime Chris Christie aide Maria Comella says she plans to vote for Hillary Clinton -- saying that after Donald Trump's nomination, Republicans are "at a moment where silence isn't an option."
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    Aug 03, 2016 2:45 AM GMT
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/us/politics/meg-whitman-hillary-clinton.html?_r=0Republican fund-raiser, said Tuesday that she would support Hillary Clinton for president and give a “substantial” contribution to her campaign in order to stop Donald J. Trump, whom she berated as a threat to American democracy.

    “I will vote for Hillary, I will talk to my Republican friends about helping her, and I will donate to her campaign and try to raise money for her,” Ms. Whitman said in a telephone interview.
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    Aug 03, 2016 10:29 PM GMT
    The entrenched republican establishment doesn't like Donald Trump because he is staunchly anti establishment. That is why they are now backing another entrenched, establishment figure Hillary Clinton despite the fact that she is a democrat.
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    Aug 04, 2016 12:49 AM GMT
    Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Wednesday he will not support Donald Trump in November.

    “Donald Trump is beginning to cross a lot of red lines of the unforgivable in politics. I'm not going to support Hillary, but in America we have the right to skip somebody,” he said on CNN. “That's what it's looking like for me today. I don't see how I get to Donald Trump anymore.”

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    Aug 08, 2016 3:52 PM GMT
    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/justinholcomb/2016/08/08/former-republican-governor-endorses-clinton-n2202927The former governor of Michigan, William Grawn Milliken, has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.

    “This nation has long prided itself on its abiding commitments to tolerance, civility and equality," Milliken said in a statement, according to the Detroit Free Press. Milliken was the Lieutenant Governor under Mitt Romney's father, George, and was a career politician for nearly 20 years.
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    Aug 09, 2016 1:27 AM GMT
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/gop-senator-why-i-cannot-support-trump/2016/08/08/821095be-5d7e-11e6-9d2f-b1a3564181a1_story.htmlGOP senator Susan Collins: Why I cannot support Trump

    By Susan Collins August 8 at 9:00 PM
    The writer, a Republican, represents Maine in the Senate.

    I will not be voting for Donald Trump for president. This is not a decision I make lightly, for I am a lifelong Republican. But Donald Trump does not reflect historical Republican values nor the inclusive approach to governing that is critical to healing the divisions in our country.

    ...it was his attacks directed at people who could not respond on an equal footing — either because they do not share his power or stature or because professional responsibility precluded them from engaging at such a level — that revealed Mr. Trump as unworthy of being our president.

    My conclusion about Mr. Trump’s unsuitability for office is based on his disregard for the precept of treating others with respect, an idea that should transcend politics. Instead, he opts to mock the vulnerable and inflame prejudices by attacking ethnic and religious minorities. Three incidents in particular have led me to the inescapable conclusion that Mr. Trump lacks the temperament, self-discipline and judgment required to be president. ...

    ...Some will say that as a Republican I have an obligation to support my party’s nominee. I have thought long and hard about that, for being a Republican is part of what defines me as a person. I revere the history of my party, most particularly the value it has always placed on the worth and dignity of the individual, and I will continue to work across the country for Republican candidates. It is because of Mr. Trump’s inability and unwillingness to honor that legacy that I am unable to support his candidacy.