Ex-RNC chief suggests he'd back Biden over Trump
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A former Republican National Committee chairman suggests in a new article he would consider voting for Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders keeping door open on 2020 Biden deflects questions about 2020 run at OZY Fest The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE over GOP front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpScarborough, Brzezinski named rabbit after Trump Trump Jr. adds to legal team ahead of Senate meeting Conway: Trump doesn't think he's lying on voter fraud, wiretap claims MORE in a theoretical general election matchup.

“I would not vote for Trump, clearly," Mel Martinez, who also served as a senator from Florida, told The Wall Street Journal for a story published Monday night.

“If there is any, any, any other choice, a living, breathing person with a pulse, I would be there," Martinez added.

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The newspaper said Martinez ruled out voting for Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump Jr. adds to legal team ahead of Senate meeting Trump: Democrats, Russians laughing at 'phony Russian Witch Hunt' Scaramucci makes Sunday shows debut with vow to stop WH leaks MORE, the Democratic front-runner, but could have backed Biden over Trump if the vice president were in the presidential race.

Martinez, who on Monday announced his backing of Marco RubioMarco RubioMexican politicians have a new piñata: Donald Trump Bush ethics lawyer: Congress must tell Trump not to fire Mueller The private alternative to the National Flood Insurance Program  MORE in the GOP race after Jeb Bush dropped out in February, told the Journal that Trump's path to the nomination is "kind of cooked."

Some Republicans have begun to weigh the possibility of supporting an alternate candidate if Trump, who is riding high heading into Super Tuesday, secures the GOP nomination.

Ben Sasse of Nebraska became the first GOP senator this week to publicly declare he would not support Trump if he were the nominee, telling other Republicans, "We can do better."

Trump is looking to fend off Ted CruzTed CruzGOP wrestles with soaring deductibles in healthcare bill Cruz: Tax reform chances ‘drop significantly’ if healthcare fails Ex-CBO directors defend against GOP attacks on ObamaCare analysis MORE and Marco Rubio on Tuesday, when a dozen states hold voting in the GOP race after Trump picked up three consecutive wins in February.