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Stand by your man

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

The Austin Monitor will leave the bulk of the coverage about Donald Trump’s visit to, basically, everyone else. However, we will note that the visit once again brought tensions within the Travis County GOP. A statement, released by Travis County GOP Executive Vice Chairman David Duncan, explained that despite the appearance of Chairman Robert Morrow at a protest carrying a sign reading, “Trump is a child rapist,” the group supports Trump’s bid for the presidency. “We need a unified voice going into November in order to defeat Hillary Clinton,” Duncan said. “We stand by Donald Trump for president.” The statement also clarified that “Duncan is the head of the newly organized Steering Committee, which handles almost all leadership aspects of the local party. County Chairman Robert Morrow does not represent the official stance of the Travis County Republican Party.”

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