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GOP seeks pledge to avert Trump third-party run: AP sources

GOP seeks pledge to avert Trump third-party run: AP sources

Seeking to avert a 2016 disaster, the Republican National Committee on Wednesday challenged every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid under any circumstances. The challenge, confirmed by multiple campaigns, is aimed squarely at Donald Trump. While he is leading the packed Republican field in early polls, the billionaire businessman has repeatedly threatened to launch a third-party bid — leaving open the possibility even at the GOP's first presidential debate last month — should he fail to claim the Republican presidential nomination. Such a decision would make it all but impossible for the...

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