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Kristol Eyes Conservative Lawyer David French for Independent Presidential Run

The conservative editor of the Weekly Standard has been searching for a candidate to challenge Trump and Clinton in the general election.
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Bill Kristol Eyes Lawyer David French For Independent Run

Two Republicans intimately familiar with Bill Kristol’s efforts to recruit an independent presidential candidate to challenge Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have told Bloomberg Politics that the person Kristol has in mind is David French—whose name the editor of the Weekly Standard floated in the current issue of the magazine.

French is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. According to the website of National Review, where French is a staff writer, he is a constitutional lawyer, a recipient of the Bronze Star, and an author of several books who lives in Columbia, Tennessee, with his wife, Nancy, and three children.