The Republican party of Iowa is rallying around Trump

Republican party of Iowa backs Trump

Trump secured the Republican nomination last week. Today, Iowa Republicans made a stop in Sioux City as part of their United Iowa Tour, an effort to unite the Republican party behind its often contentious nominee.

Bill Kristol tweeted that a viable independent candidate could be announcing their run for the oval office, but the Republican party says they will not support this candidate.

Co-Chair of the Republican Party of Iowa, Cody Hoefert says, "Republicans understand that if a third party candidate runs who would happen to lean Republican or be a Republican, that we will elect Hillary Clinton president and we will not tolerate having Hillary Clinton be the next president of the United States."

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are running a tight race in California. Some registered Democrats in Iowa say Clinton will not get their vote if Sanders loses.

"Approximately 30 percent of the Democratic households are strong Bernie Sanders supporters that will not vote for Hillary regardless of her winning the nomination or not and they're actually actively voicing that they're going to vote for Trump in that case," says Iowa House Candidate, Shaun Broyhill.

The United Iowa Tour has also added stops in Davenport and Dubuque ahead of the National Convention in July and Election Day in November.

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