A new wave is rising to block Hillary raised by GOP donors, party leaders, voters and conservative groups that are uniting under a new banner: "Never Hillary", after a multimillion-dollar "Never Trump" campaign aimed at blocking him from the Republican nomination.
"Nothing unites Republicans better than a Clinton," says Scott Reed, a political strategist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who has advised previous GOP campaigns. While Reed says there remain "many unknowns" about Trump, he adds that "the known about Hillary are very powerful motivators to Republicans."
Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who called Trump a dangerous "con artist" during his own failed presidential campaign, now says he's willing to get involved in the general election to stop Clinton. "If you can live with a Clinton presidency for 4 years, that's your right," Rubio wrote on Twitter Friday. "I can't and will do what I can to prevent it."
Later in the day he reiterated on Twitter that his assistance should not be viewed as pro-Trump. "I said I would be `honored' to help party beat Hillary," he wrote. "Never Hillary" graced the subject line of a new Republican National Committee fundraising email that had nary a mention of Trump.