Sally Bradshaw tells the Associated Press by email that “it was a personal decision” to change her voter registration in her home state of Florida to no party affiliation. Earlier, she told CNN that the Republican Party has “nominated a total narcissist — a misogynist — and a bigot.” She also told CNN that she would consider voting for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton if the election in her state were close.
Bradshaw said she had considered the switch for months, but acted in light of Trump’s criticism of the Muslim parents of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq.
Bradshaw had worked on behalf of Republicans, including the former governor of Florida and the 1988 presidential campaign of his father, George H.W. Bush, for decades.
Trump defeated Jeb Bush in the contest to be the 2016 Republican presidential nominee.