Ex-RNC officials won't back Trump

Four former communications directors at the Republican National Committee (RNC) voted against President TrumpDonald TrumpGuardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa wins GOP primary in NYC mayor's race Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump Schumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster MORE this year, they said Monday.

In a tweet posted Monday, Ryan Mahoney, who ran communications for the party apparatus during President Trump’s first two years in office, showed his ballot filled out for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBaltimore police chief calls for more 'boots on the ground' to handle crime wave Biden to deliver remarks at Sen. John Warner's funeral Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump MORE.


Doug Heye, who directed communications for the RNC in the first years of the Obama administration, said Monday on Twitter he had written in Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyOvernight Defense: Joint Chiefs warn against sweeping reform to military justice system | Senate panel plans July briefing on war authorization repeal | National Guard may have 'training issues' if not reimbursed Equilibrium — Presented by NextEra Energy — Flaming shipwreck wreaks havoc on annual sea turtle migration Senate panel plans July briefing on war authorization repeal MORE (R-Utah), the party’s nominee in 2012. Trevor Francis, Heye’s predecessor, told The Hill he voted for Biden.

And Lisa Miller, who ran the communications shop during former President George W. Bush’s administration, said in an email Monday she had cast her ballot for Biden.

“It was a choice, and I chose country over party,” Miller said.

The former party officials join an unprecedented list of Republican strategists, former Bush administration officials and senior party leaders who have broken ranks to back Biden over Trump.


Their numbers include two former RNC chairmen, Marc Racicot, the former Montana governor who led the committee under Bush, and Michael Steele, who took over the RNC after President Obama won election, who both back Biden.

Two candidates who ran for the Republican presidential nomination themselves in 2016, former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), are also backing Biden over Trump.

Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerDeSantis to hold Newsmax town hall Biden's poor TV ratings against Trump is exactly what this administration wants Overnight Health Care: CDC director calls on Michigan to 'close things down' amid surge in cases | Regeneron says antibody therapy prevents COVID-19 infections MORE, who ran communications at the RNC before becoming Trump’s first White House press secretary, posted a photo on Instagram of the vote he cast for Trump.