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||Edgar, LaHood join pro-Biden Republicans
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Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar, former U.S. Rep. and onetime U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, and ex-Illinois Republican Party chair Pat Brady are among the moderate members of the GOP who plan to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, WBEZ reported.
The comments came during the first day of the Republican National Convention, taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina, Aug. 24-27.
Edgar told the outlet about President Donald Trump, "He's been more of a disappointment than I thought he'd be. I think he bungled the pandemic thing. He undercuts our allies. I don't understand his relationship with [Russian President Vladmir] Putin. The list goes on and on. But I think the biggest thing is his character. He's a bully."
However, current state Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider ( who cast the state's GOP votes for Trump during the convention ) said during a Facebook Live event that he believed Trump could win Illinoistraditionally a blue statepartly as a result of voters getting fed up with "the lawlessness in Chicago, with the rioting and the protesters."
The full article is at www.wbez.org/stories/former-gov-edgar-and-other-moderate-illinois-republicans-say-theyll-vote-for-joe-biden/2cf9e1d9-b7f7-4848-bbfd-5f41791a8813 .
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