Editorial board endorsement: Clinton for president

Trent Kittleman

On Trump, Howard Republican officials are 'a mixed bag'

On Trump, Howard Republican officials are 'a mixed bag'

In unvarnished words, Howard county's top Republican, County Executive Allan Kittleman, excoriated the presumptive presidential nominee for the Republican Party, joining a rare rank of local elected Republicans who publicly renounced Trump and said they will not vote for him in November.

"I believe in principle and I believe it's important to stick to your principles," said Kittleman. Donald Trump, he said, does not represent his "strong feelings" on civil rights and diversity. Trump's comments "frustrate" him. "That's not how I was raised," Kittleman said.

In the primary, Trump won 44 percent of the Republican vote in Howard, well under...

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