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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 Biden over GOP front-runner Donald Trump 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.

{mosads}The newspaper said Martinez ruled out voting for Hillary Clinton, 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 Rubio 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 Cruz and Marco Rubio on Tuesday, when a dozen states hold voting in the GOP race after Trump picked up three consecutive wins in February. 

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