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Over Two Dozen Former GOP Lawmakers Join 'Republicans for Biden' Initiative

Wibbitz - Politics
Over Two Dozen Former GOP Lawmakers Join 'Republicans for Biden' Initiative. The effort is being utilized by the campaign to connect with Republicans preparing to vote for the former vice president. Over two dozen former GOP Congress members are supporting the group, including Arizona Senator Jeff Flake. The launch comes as the 2020 Republican National Convention begins this week. These former Members of Congress are supporting Joe Biden because they know what’s at stake in this election and that Trump’s failures as President have superseded partisanship, Biden campaign official, via Fox News. Flake, who left office in 2019, urged the Republican party to leave Trump in an op-ed last year. Many former GOP Congress members are also part of the effort, including Pennsylvania's Charlie Dent and Iowa's Jim Leach. In last week's Democratic National Convention, some Republicans appeared to denounce Trump and endorse Biden. Among them were former Ohio governor John Kasich and New Jersey governor Christine Todd Whitman. Campaign officials add the “Vote Joe” app is one of the strategies it is using to help persuade potential new voters