A third-party candidate, well known to the conservative movement, might be a viable option for stopping Republican front-runner Donald Trump, conservative activists and Republican Party operatives determined in a meeting early Thursday.
The meeting was reported by the Washington Post, which quoted Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) saying he’s “worried about the kind of damage that Trump could cause to our party.”
“It’s certainly not too late,” Franks said as he left the breakfast held at the Army and Navy Club in Washington. “You could get another party on the ballot. If you did that, you’d need a movement conservative to be the candidate” . . .
Others in the meeting told the Post a third party poses logistic and financial problems. The consensus was that the best way to stop Trump was to unite behind Cruz in the remaining primary and caucus states. (Read more from “In Secret Meeting, Conservative and GOP Operatives Made Plot to Do This to Trump” HERE)