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Anti-Trump Groups Bank on Cruz Victory in Wisconsin

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By    |   Friday, 01 Apr 2016 09:59 AM

Although Republican operatives running anti-Trump groups insist that no state could "make or break" a candidate, conservative groups are hoping for a Ted Cruz win in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary to pause front-runner Donald Trump's momentum, according to The Hill

"We really see it as a game changer," said Doug Sachtleben, communications director at the Club for Growth.

Club for Growth is one of the three main conservative groups dumping millions of dollars on attack ads against Trump and according to The Hill, a Cruz victory in Wisconsin could convince millionaires to keep funding the "Never Trump" movement.

A new Fox Business Network poll puts the Texas senator ahead of Trump by 10 points in the upcoming Wisconsin primary election. And, anti-Trump groups including Club for Growth and Our Principles PAC are running close to $2 million in TV and digital ads in an effort to halt the real estate mogul.

The Hill reports that while previous ads from anti-Trump groups have portrayed Trump as a misogynist, a liberal hypocrite, a draft-dodging coward, a con-artist, and a borderline criminal with mob ties, "Never Trump" operatives changed their attack tactics just ahead of the Wisconsin primary.

"We've messaged that he's not a conservative, that he's been all over the map on healthcare, taxes and bailouts and these sorts of things," Sachtleben told The Hill. "I think what's become even clearer as we've worked through it is that [Trump's base] in some sense is not moveable.  

"They are supportive of Trump for reasons that defy some of the facts even," he added.

"So I think it's challenged us to be sure that as we put out this 'stop Trump' messaging, that we're really appealing to those voters that we've seen in the primaries before — the late deciders, the people who are still looking at the issues thinking, 'OK, I don't want Trump, so who do I want?'"

While there are many obstacles in getting the donor community involved in the "Never Trump" movement, Tim Miller, a spokesman for Our Principles PAC told The Hill the "Never Trump" movement is determined to fight Trump's nomination to the end — even if their funding is low.

"Even if you don't have the resources for massive television buys, and hopefully we will have resources for additional television buys, but even with a smaller footprint, you can be successful with a delegate strategy," Miller said.  

"But, look, I think that's something that we're looking at right now, how exactly to execute."

For the moment, Miller noted that his number one objective is to "knock Trump out" with donors' support.

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Although Republican operatives running anti-Trump groups insist that no state could make or break a candidate, conservative groups are hoping for a Ted Cruz win in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary to pause front-runner Donald Trump's momentum, according to The Hill.
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