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5 Term-Limited Governors Reject Trump

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Govs. John Kasich (R-OH), Robert Bent­ley (R-AL), Bri­an San­dov­al (R-NV), Den­nis Daugaard (R-SD), and Bill Haslam (R-TN) with­drew sup­port from Don­ald Trump this week­end in re­sponse to re­leased video of him brag­ging about sexu­ally as­sault­ing wo­men. All of them are term-lim­ited and can­not seek reelec­tion.

Kasich: “It’s clear that he hasn’t changed and has no in­terest in do­ing so. As a res­ult, Don­ald Trump is a man I can­not and should not sup­port. The ac­tions of the last day are dis­gust­ing, but that’s not why I reached this de­cision, it has been an ac­cu­mu­la­tion of his words and ac­tions that many have been warn­ing about.” (re­lease)

Bent­ley: “I cer­tainly won’t vote for Hil­lary Clin­ton, but I can­not and will not vote for Don­ald Trump.” (Mont­gomery Ad­vert­iser)

San­dov­al: “I can­not sup­port him as my party’s nom­in­ee.” (Ral­ston Re­ports)

Daugaard: “Enough is enough. Don­ald Trump should with­draw in fa­vor of Gov­ernor Mike Pence. This elec­tion is too im­port­ant.” (Twit­ter)

Haslam: “It is time for the good of the na­tion and the Re­pub­lic­an Party for Don­ald Trump to step aside and let Gov. Mike Pence as­sume the role as the party’s nom­in­ee. If he does not step aside, I will write in a Re­pub­lic­an for the of­fice of Pres­id­ent.” (The Ten­nessean)

CA GOV: En­vir­on­ment­al­ist megadonor Tom Stey­er (D) “on Fri­day de­b­uted in an ad for Pro­pos­i­tion 56, the $2-a-pack to­bacco tax in­crease. He called the is­sue ‘very per­son­al’ be­cause his moth­er was a long­time smoker and died of lung can­cer. Former Los Angeles May­or Ant­o­nio Vil­larai­gosa (D) … spent part of Thursday in the stu­dio cut­ting a spot for Pro­pos­i­tion 51, the $9 bil­lion school con­struc­tion bond.” (Sac­ra­mento Bee)

MI GOV: Lt. Gov. Bri­an Cal­ley (R), a po­ten­tial can­did­ate for gov­ernor, “be­came the first Michigan Re­pub­lic­an lead­er on Sat­urday to re­nounce his en­dorse­ment of [Don­ald] Trump. … Cal­ley called on Trump to step aside.” (De­troit News)

NY GOV: Buf­falo school board mem­ber Carl Paladino (R), is stand­ing by Don­ald Trump “after the re­lease of a 2005 video show­ing him brag­ging about grop­ing wo­men.” Paladino is Trump’s New York chair­man. Paladino “said he didn’t con­done Trump’s re­marks, but in­sisted the press is mak­ing too much of them.” (Buf­falo News)

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