Joshua Claybourn, former delegate to the GOP national convention: “I will neither vote for, nor in any other way support, Mr. Trump. . . . [He] is the Republican Party’s nominee, but he will not be my nominee and I will not attend a convention celebrating his candidacy.” (4 May 2016)

John Hammond III, one of Indiana’s two Republican National Committeemen: “They want a strong leader. They want a good leader. They’re being duped in having Trump as a leader. Donald Trump does not have the temperament, the character, the experience to be the President of the United States. The most powerful country in the western world and that’s been vexing us for a long time, I think it’s time to stand up and talk about it.” (3 March 2016)

Richard Lugar, former U.S. Senator: “I have a character bias that the Trump campaign is one that does not really have positions. Rather, it’s characterized by sort of a barnstorming entertainment aspect, an assaulting of everybody involved, and attempts to answer the fears of many people or the anxieties that life is not going well for them in terms of their jobs or their fear for the future of their country or what have you, that you need somebody who is totally unconventional and who is really just socking it to them.” (19 February 2016)

David McIntosh, former U.S. Representative and president of the Club for Growth: “My old boss, Ronald Reagan, once said, ‘The Founding Fathers knew a government can’t control the economy without controlling people.’ Reagan fought for economic freedom, for reining in government so the private sector could thrive. That’s economic conservatism. It is not Donald Trump.” (21 January 2016)

State Rep. Dave Ober: Rep. Ober has been a frequent critic of Donald Trump on Twitter. When asked to state a bad idea in five words, he replied, “Run Donald Trump For President”. Previously he stated, “At this point I’m just praying for The Rapture to happen sometime between now and November.”

Mark Souder, former U.S. Representative: He won’t vote for Trump (or Clinton) in the fall but will “look for another candidate to vote for and actively support Republicans — and people who are within the bounds of decency.” (6 May 2016)


U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks: “I’ve said from the beginning that I will support the Republican nominee. Republican voters in Indiana and across the country have spoken, and Mr. Trump is our presumptive nominee. I trust the voters and our process, and I will support the Republican nominee for president.” (6 May 2016)

U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon: A spokesman said Bucshon will “support the GOP nominee and declined to comment further.” (6 May 2016)

Jeff Cardwell, Indiana Republican Party Chairman: “This has been a hard-fought battle from the very beginning, and it’s been tough. Primaries are always tough. It’s time to come together. We will do our part, and we will have to work hard to make that happen.” (4 May 2016)

Marsha Coats, the wife of Sen. Dan Coats and Indiana’s female representative to the Republican National Committee: “I truly believe the office will change Donald Trump. I believe it will humble him. And,I think even Donald will be impelled to turn to God for guidance….I believe our party needs to give Donald Trump a chance….With so much at stake, now is the time to unite as a party and give Donald Trump the opportunity to prove himself.” (22 May 2016)

Craig Dunn, delegate to the GOP national convention and Republican chairman of Indiana’s 4th Congressional District: Before the Indiana primary he said that the only way he could vote for Trump was “if Satan had the lead on him and was one delegate away from being nominated.” Yet after Trump won Indiana and became the presumptive nominee, Dunn indicated he “won’t even bat an eye” about voting for Trump over Clinton. (6 May 2016)

Trey Hollingsworth, GOP nominee in the 9th Congressional District: “I will of course be supportive of our Republican nominee. We cannot afford to elect Hillary Clinton and continue the expensive, job-killing policies of the Obama administration.” (6 May 2016)

U.S. Rep. Luke Messer: “Donald Trump was not my first choice, but I’m not supporting Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton. If Trump is the Republican nominee, I would expect to support him.” (6 May 2016)

Gov. Mike Pence: “I’m fully supportive of our presumptive nominee, and I do think Donald Trump will do well in the State of Indiana.” (6 May 2016)

U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita: “I support Donald Trump as our nominee, as he is clearly better than the avowed socialist and likely felon whom the Democrats are running.” (6 May 2016)