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For many Harford Republican leaders, Trump is the default to prevent a Hillary Clinton presidency

For many Harford Republican leaders, Trump is the default to prevent a Hillary Clinton presidency

Despite talk of abandonment by some leaders of his party on the national level, the presidential candidacy of Republican Party nominee Donald J. Trump, business mogul and reality television star, has energized Republican voters in Harford County in a manner not seen in recent elections, according to one local GOP leader.

"I have never seen a candidate that has brought out more people that have never been involved in politics before," Jeff McBride, chairman of the Republican Central Committee of Harford County, said Wednesday.

Republicans hold a growing registration advantage and control every county office in Harford and all but one of its 10 seats in the Maryland...

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