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Kristin Gaspar Says She No Longer Supports Donald Trump

Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar at the U.S. Grant, June 7, 2016.
Nancee Lewis
Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar at the U.S. Grant, June 7, 2016.

Kristin Gaspar, a Republican candidate for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, is revoking her support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Gaspar is the mayor of Encinitas and is in a tight race for District 3 against incumbent Dave Roberts, the only Democrat on the board.

Gaspar voted for Trump in the primary, but says her position on Trump changed even before his latest indiscretions.


"I've lost my support for Trump," she said. "Unfortunately, in the primary I was hopeful, like many other people, that he would bring people together and fulfill his promise to calm his rhetoric to be presidential, and I have no reason to believe that he'll be presidential."

Gaspar said she, and any Republicans frustrated by the presidential race, should focus on local races.

"It's really important when we are frustrated nationally we spend time getting to know and understand the candidates here where can have the most control in our decision making," she said.

More money has flowed into Gaspar's campaign coffers than into Roberts' campaign since the primary, reversing the normal fundraising advantage for incumbents.