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A report from a Republican meeting to stop Donald Trump

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WSB Radio's Erick Erickson/AJC file

WSB Radio’s Erick Erickson/AJC file

Over at his website, The Resurgent, WSB Radio figure Erick Erickson gives a report on today’s first meeting in Washington of anti-Trump Republicans. Notice that, in these three paragraphs, which read like a manifesto, the third-party option is played down – but not eliminated:

We call for a unity ticket that unites the Republican Party. If that unity ticket is unable to get 1,237 delegates prior to the convention, we recognize that it took Abraham Lincoln three ballots at the Republican convention in 1860 to become the party’s nominee and if it is good enough for Lincoln, that process should be good enough for all the candidates without threats of riots.

We encourage all former Republican candidates not currently supporting Trump to unite against him and encourage all candidates to hold their delegates on the first ballot.

Lastly, we intend to keep our options open as to other avenues to oppose Donald Trump. Our multiple decades of work in the conservative movement for free markets, limited government, national defense, religious liberty, life, and marriage are about ideas, not necessarily parties.

Jamie Dupree, also of WSB Radio, tosses out some hints here of who’s bankrolling the project.

And just to be clear: The AJC and WSB Radio have the same corporate parents.

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