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Major Republican Donors Urged to Support Anti-Trump Super PAC



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    In this file photo, Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Urbandale High School, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Urbandale, Iowa.

    Hours before polls closed in Super Tuesday states, major Republican donors convened a conference call to convince fellow donors to fund an anti-Trump Super PAC in an effort to cripple the GOP front-runner, NBC News reported.

    The call was hosted by Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts, former New Jersey Gov. Meg Whitman and hedge fund manager Paul Singer, who argued that it is not too late to stop Donald Trump. They warned, however: It has to happen fast, before the winner-take-all primaries in Florida and Ohio on March 15 cement Trump's delegate lead.

    A key state is Florida, argued Brian Baker, a Ricketts associate who moderated the discussion, according to a call participant. Illinois and Missouri are other places where ads from anti-Trump super PAC Our Principles PAC could make a difference.

    The Super PAC plans on targeting Trump on immigration, the failures of Trump University and his controversial comments on race and women.