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Anti-Trump Republicans Launch New Group to Impact Midterms

 

The group plans to raise “tens of millions” of dollars to support or oppose candidates, regardless of party, to defeat “radical Republicans” who support former President Donald Trump in four to five Senate races and about two dozen House races in next year’s midterm elections. It will also recruit candidates to run in GOP primaries or as independents under the Renew America Movement banner.

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Guest opinion: Republicans seek the truth in A Call for American Renewal

 

Are you tired of the lies, the fearmongering and conspiracy theories? What about a political party that denies the reality of a global pandemic, attacks the efficacy of lifesaving vaccines, or denies the science and impact of climate change? Can you tolerate leaders who fomented and in some cases even participated in a violent assault on our government and our nation’s capital?

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‘A call for American renewal’: A manifesto from over 150 Republican Party reformers

 

In the wake of Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) ouster from GOP House leadership, this statement of principles, organized by Evan McMullin and Miles Taylor and signed by more than 150 prominent conservatives, announces a new political movement dedicated “to our founding ideals” and “a rebirth of the American cause.”

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Anti-Trump former GOP officials readying threat to start a third party: report

 

Backers of the reform group are said to include former Republican Governors Tom Ridge, Christine Todd Whitman, George W. Bush-era Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and former House members Charlie Dent, Barbara Comstock, Reid Ribble and Mickey Edwards.

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Influential Republicans detail call to reform party, threaten to form new one

 

A coalition of Republican and independent leaders released “A Call for American Renewal,” urging “a principles-based vision for American leadership, as an alternative to the current direction of the Republican Party and growing extremism in the nation.”

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A new movement to restore or replace the Republican party

 

Multiple organizations were formed to help defeat Trump and elect President Joe Biden and other Democrats in 2020, including the Lincoln Project, Republican Voters Against Trump and Stand Up Republic. Together, we were part of the coalition that won the 2020 election. With that mission accomplished, discussions and planning began in February regarding how to advocate for common sense moderate or center-right policies and candidates. That effort is now taking shape.

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Anti-Trump Republicans who backed Biden threaten to bolt GOP

 

The signatories, who include former elected officials, federal bureaucrats and political appointees, are expected to argue that if Mr. Trump is not repudiated and disavowed, then the only option would be the creation of a third party.

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Opinion: 100 Republicans are vowing a GOP ‘civil war.’ Here’s why that’s good news.

 

But it’s good news nonetheless. And it arguably should be taken as such even by liberals and progressives who understandably view the prospect of a pro-democracy center right with deep skepticism.

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Inside Liz Cheney’s plan to take on former president Donald Trump

 

One new project, by a group of about 120 activists, including formerly elected or appointed Republicans, is to be launched Thursday. The effort, which will endorse and fundraise for candidates, is led by Evan McMullin, a former intelligence officer who ran for president in 2016 as an independent, and Miles Taylor, a chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security under Trump who anonymously wrote in 2018 that he was part of the “resistance” inside the administration.

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‘Rationals’ vs. ‘radicals’: Anti-Trump Republicans threaten third party

 

Over 100 former Republican officials will sign a letter on Thursday declaring that if the Republican Party does not break with former President Donald Trump and change course, they will back the creation of a third party.

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