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 RomneyTransit funding, broadband holding up infrastructure deal Schumer leaves door open for second vote on bipartisan infrastructure deal Bipartisan group says it's still on track after setback on Senate floor 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 TrumpRonny Jackson, former White House doctor, predicts Biden will resign McCarthy: Pelosi appointing members of Jan. 6 panel who share 'pre-conceived narrative' Kinzinger denounces 'lies and conspiracy theories' while accepting spot on Jan. 6 panel 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 GrassleyChuck GrassleyGrassley pressured to run as Democrats set sights on Iowa The Hill's Morning Report - Pelosi considers adding GOP voices to Jan. 6 panel Ex-Rep. Abby Finkenauer running for Senate in Iowa MORE (R-Iowa).

The Lincoln Project, led in part by George ConwayGeorge ConwayGeorge Conway: GOP blocking Jan. 6 commission 'more appalling' than both Trump acquittals Press: Get orange jumpsuit ready: extra large Influential Republicans detail call to reform party, threaten to form new one MORE, the husband of White House adviser Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayAides who clashed with Giuliani intentionally gave him wrong time for Trump debate prep: book 7 conservative women who could replace Meghan McCain on 'The View' Karen Pence confirms move back to Indiana: 'No place like home' 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.