TIME 2016 Election

Republican Candidate for Governor of Oregon Reverses Support for Donald Trump

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Campaigns in High Point, North Carolina
Sara D. Davis—Getty Images Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at High Point University on September 20, 2016 in High Point, North Carolina.

After supporting Trump for months, he now says he may not vote for any presidential candidate

As the Republican candidate for Governor of Oregon, Bud Pierce has supported Donald Trump for months. But now he says he’s not so sure he’ll be voting for the presidential candidate.

In a statement to local station KXL, Pierce wrote, “I supported Donald Trump in the Republican primary. I was hopeful that Donald Trump would rise to the occasion and unify the party and nation during the general election. As each day goes by, more of the opposite has taken place. At this point in time I need to see more from Donald Trump in the way of specific policy proposals and a more inclusive tone in order to vote for him.”

Still, that doesn’t mean he’s casting his lot with anyone else: “I will not be voting for Hillary Clinton or any third party candidates,” he continued. “Like many Americans, I will continue to watch how Trump conducts himself and his campaign between now and election day.”

Jacob Daniels, Trump’s campaign director in Oregon told local station OPB the team intends “to win Oregon and the presidency, with or without the approval of the Oregon Republican Candidate for Governor.”

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