2016 Elections

An Ex-Republican in Iowa Tells All

Almost all of the state's conservative politicians are on the Trump train. But one jumped off.

At a Trump rally in Des Moines, Iowa, last week.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Many Republicans have lamented some aspect of Donald Trump’s campaign. The party’s 2012 nominee, Mitt Romney, doesn’t like that Trump is a “fraud.” House Speaker Paul Ryan has objected to Trump’s “textbook” racism. Less exalted members of the party have cringed at his bigotry or flimflam or utter lack of principle.

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