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 BidenSupport drops for Medicare for All but increases for public option Bolton told ex-Trump aide to call White House lawyers about Ukraine pressure campaign: report Federal prosecutors in New York examining Giuliani business dealings with Ukraine: report MORE over GOP front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness school deans call for lifting country-specific visa caps Bolton told ex-Trump aide to call White House lawyers about Ukraine pressure campaign: report Federal prosecutors in New York examining Giuliani business dealings with Ukraine: report 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 Diane Rodham ClintonSaagar Enjeti: Tuesday's Democratic debate already 'rigged' against Gabbard, Sanders Ilhan Omar raises .1 million in third quarter Bloomberg rethinking running for president: report 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 Antonio Rubio10 top Republicans who continue to deny the undeniable George Conway hits Republicans for not saying Trump's name while criticizing policy Furious Republicans prepare to rebuke Trump on Syria 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 CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThe Hill's Morning Report - Lawmakers return to work as Dem candidates set to debate Cruz: 'Of course' it's not appropriate to ask China to investigate Bidens Sunday Show Preview: Trump's allies and administration defend decision on Syria 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.