Big Conservative Donor, Still Hoping For #NeverTrump Independent Presidential Candidate, Spends To Make It A Reality

Ross Levin - Author

Jun. 14 2016, Updated 11:14 a.m. ET

The conservative political donor John Kingston, a supporter of Mitt Romney in 2012, is still putting money into efforts to find an independent presidential candidate for November, despite no #NeverTrump candidate emerging as of yet. Kingston and his team are spending money to secure a place on the ballot, hoping that an independent candidate will soon take up their offer to run for president.

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Conservatives who aren’t happy with the nomination of Donald Trump have so far failed to find an independent presidential candidate. Prominent backers such as conservative pundit William Kristol have tried, and potential independent candidates such as David French have flirted with the idea but ultimately turned down an independent presidential bid. Even so, Kingston and his small network of #NeverTrump conservatives have found a way to continue the independent campaign, minus the candidate.


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