Anti-Trump Republican launches independent presidential bid

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WASHINGTON (WATE) – A former CIA counter-terrorism officer will run for president as a third-party conservative alternative to Donald Trump, GOP operatives working to back the candidate told ABC News today.

ABC News reports that the group, Better for America has been working for months to try to select a candidate and get on ballots throughout the country. McMullin, 40, released a statement to ABC news saying he has resigned as chief policy director of the House Republican Conference and will file Monday.

“In a year where Americans have lost faith in the candidates of both major parties, it’s time for a generation of new leadership to step up. It’s never too late to do the right thing, and America deserves much better than either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton can offer us. I humbly offer myself as a leader who can give millions of disaffected Americans a conservative choice for President.”

On his website, McMullin says he is standing up to run for president because it is never to late to do the right thing.Continuing coverage:Your Vote 2016

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