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Hillary Supporters Calling Bush Donors for Campaign Cash

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By    |   Thursday, 05 May 2016 10:19 PM

Supporters of Hillary Clinton are targeting donors who have supported the Bush family in an effort to take money for Clinton that could have gone to Republican Donald Trump.

According to Politico, Clinton supporters have made several phone calls this week, now that Trump is the presumptive nominee on the right.

"I got a call from a friend, a Hillary supporter, and he said he'd love to chat about what a disaster Trump is," one major Bush donor and bundler told Politico.

"Then I got a call from another guy, also a big Democrat, who said exactly the same thing. I responded to one in an email and said I didn't really think Trump was a disaster and I'd be supporting him because Hillary would be a bigger disaster. It's smart that they are doing it but I don't know how much it will work."

Trump's polarizing campaign has turned off many Republicans. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush said they will not attend the Republican National Convention this summer. 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said the same. 

Clinton supporters are hoping this crevice in the party will result in some of its big donors defecting and giving large sums of money to Clinton, who leads the Democrat race for president.

"There's no official outreach from the campaign but I would not be at all surprised if our supporters are doing it on their own," Clinton spokesman Josh Schwerin told Politico.

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