OR Republican gov. candidate unsure about Trump vote

Pierce said he was initially hopeful Trump would "rise to the occasion and unify the party" during the general election

Bud Pierce, GOP candidate of Oregon governor, as seen on his website Sept. 10, 2015
Bud Pierce, GOP candidate of Oregon governor, as seen on his website Sept. 10, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — After supporting Donald Trump in the Republican primary, Oregon Republican gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce says he’s now unsure on voting for him in the general election.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Pierce said he was initially hopeful Trump would “rise to the occasion and unify the party” during the general election.

“As each day goes by, more of the opposite has taken place,” he said.

The Republican gubernatorial candidate said he needs to see more specific policy proposals and a more “inclusive tone” in order to vote for Trump.

He also said he will not be voting for Hillary Clinton or any third party candidates.

“Like many Americans, I will continue to watch how Trump conducts himself and his campaign between now and election day,” Pierce said.

A poll from icitizen published on September 13 showed Democratic Gov. Kate Brown leading Pierce by 17 points.

Also running against Pierce are Independent Party of Oregon candidate Cliff Thomason, Constitution Party candidate Aaron Auer and Libertarian candidate James Foster.

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