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Former Romney strategist joins anti-Trump Lincoln Project

Former Romney strategist joins anti-Trump Lincoln Project
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The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump Republican super PAC, announced Thursday that it is welcoming Stuart Stevens, a former strategist for Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyThe Memo: Trump's second-term chances fade Romney slams Trump for refusing to denounce QAnon on national television Overnight Defense: Pentagon IG to audit use of COVID-19 funds on contractors | Dems optimistic on blocking Trump's Germany withdrawal | Obama slams Trump on foreign policy MORE’s (R-Utah) 2012 presidential campaign, to its team. 

"When The Lincoln Project launched, the founding members warned of the danger presented by Donald Trump, and now the worst has happened: today there are over 100,000 American deaths, many of them preventable and unnecessary had a competent, mentally stable president been leading America," Stevens said in a statement. 

"It's an honor to join The Lincoln Project, and I hope in some small way I might make a contribution to their efforts to restore honor and dignity to the White House,” he added.

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When asked by The Washington Post if he could recruit Romney, who is more critical of President TrumpDonald John TrumpPolice say man dangling off Trump Tower Chicago demanding to speak with Trump Fauci says he was 'absolutely not' surprised Trump got coronavirus after Rose Garden event Biden: Trump 'continues to lie to us' about coronavirus MORE than the rest of his caucus, Stevens said: “No. Can’t imagine.” 

In addition to Romney, Stevens worked on the presidential campaigns of Bob Dole and former President George W. Bush. He’s also worked on Senate and congressional campaigns, such as that of Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyRepublicans: Supreme Court won't toss ObamaCare Barrett sidesteps Democratic questions amid high-stakes grilling Democrats warn of ObamaCare threat from Barrett, Trump MORE (R-Iowa).

The Lincoln Project, led in part by George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayRaccoon that 'attacked' news crews on White House lawn sparks viral jokes George and Kellyanne Conway honor Ginsburg Lincoln Project releases new ad blasting Trump as 'a horrible role model' MORE, the husband of White House adviser Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayBillboard warns Trump's Iowa rally will be 'superspreader event' White House Halloween to be 'modified' to meet CDC guidelines: report Minnesota health officials connect COVID-19 cases to Trump, Biden campaign events MORE, has run a slew of attack ads against Trump. The group has raised $2.5 million in this cycle.

On Tuesday the group released a new ad targeting Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic as the U.S. surpasses 100,000 deaths from the virus.