Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

In slap at Trump, some wealthy Republicans campaign for Clinton

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Democratic National Convention in PhiladelphiaBy Olivia Oran and Amanda Becker NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Groups of wealthy Republicans unhappy with Donald Trump have been privately courting prominent peers to join them in backing Democrat Hillary Clinton’s U.S. presidential bid, several people involved in the effort told Reuters. Some have received encouragement from Clinton and members of her campaign staff. “I made the decision that I wouldn’t be able to look at my grandkids if I voted for Trump,” said Dan Webb, a former federal prosecutor and a self-described “Republican for decades” working to win over prominent Republican business people in Chicago.

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