With only months until the election, you would think the entire GOP would put all of its efforts into coming together and getting Trump elected. But no, the GOP is a broken organization with a splintered leadership. Instead of running ads against Hillary Clinton, there’s a group spending tens of thousands of dollars on an ad calling for Trump to quit the race.
FROM POLITICO: Anti-Trump Republicans are preparing to launch a broadcast TV ad in a handful of swing-state suburbs urging Donald Trump to quit the presidential race so the party can replace him with a more electable nominee.
The ad, titled “Keep Your Word,” features footage of Trump during the Republican primary in which he suggested he’d drop out if he saw his poll numbers decline.
The 30-second spot is marked for a limited run on broadcast networks in suburban Florida, Virginia, Ohio and Michigan, according to Regina Thomson, a Colorado Republican activist and leader of Free the Delegates, the organization that failed to stop Trump’s nomination at last month’s national convention. All four states are central to Trump’s path to the White House, though he’s trailing in most polls of those states.
The ad is backed by a five-figure buy, according to Thomson, but the group hopes to eventually expand its run to Fox News Channel. It’s initially set to air on broadcast news channels beginning Tuesday. It’s marked for the four states’ suburban media markets, according to Free the Delegates, because they’re areas that typically lean Republican but appear to be tilting in Hillary Clinton’s favor this year.
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