U.S. Rep. Bob Dold: “I will not support Donald Trump and certainly I think that there are others that have some pretty significant reservations.” (6 May 2016)

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk: Despite previously indicating a willingness to vote for him, Sen. Kirk later changed his tune in dramatic fashion: “Donald Trump’s latest statements, in context with past attacks on Hispanics, women and the disabled like me, make it certain that I cannot and will not support my party’s nominee for President regardless of the political impact on my candidacy or the Republican Party.” Kirk later told reporters that he would write in former Gen. David Petraeus as his choice for president. (7 June 2016)


Gov. Bruce Rauner: After initially saying he would not support or vote for Donald Trump, Gov. Rauner later changed his tune. “I will support the Republican Party’s nominee for president. I’ll do everything I can to work with that nominee,” he said on 21 March 2016. Rauner reiterated that position when asked again if he would support Trump, saying he would do so because “I am the leader of the Republican Party in Illinois.”