Republican presidential Candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich refused to commit to support their party’s nominee, so what does that mean for the rank-and-file members of the party?
Most Republicans we spoke to say unlike the candidates themselves, they will stand behind the Republican nominee, whoever that turns out to be.
But trying to pin who they’re supporting, even this late in the game, is a question many still don’t want to answer.
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Mass. State Committeewoman Janet Fogarty said, “Everyone’s in a state of flux, really. It’s unfortunate, but I think that it’s going to come down to the convention.
Fogarty, of Scituate, doesn’t have a candidate she’s ready to get behind. But she said she’s committed to supporting the nominee in the general, whoever it is.
But she said she’s never been thrilled about supporting a first-term senator, like Ted Cruz. She doesn’t think John Kasich can win and while she likes a lot of what Donald Trump has to say, she would like to see him “act more presidential.”
Taunton State Representative Shaunna O’Connell said, “It’s really not something that I have been thinking about, who I’m going to commit to.”
O’Connell supported Carly Fiorina before she dropped out last month. Now O’Connell feels no urgency to get behind a candidate.
She said, “Whoever wins the nomination, I’m going to support the Republican candidate.
Trump Massachusetts Campaign Co-Chair, State Rep. Geoff Deihl says he will also support the nominee.
Fogarty will need to commit to a candidate when she goes to the April 30 Republican state caucuses, but for now she is following the race closely and is hoping frontrunner Trump shows some restraint.