I've voted Republican my entire life. I believe in the bedrock values of the Republican Party: liberty, equality, and the idea that there are individual rights that cannot be taken away. These are values to be proud of.
And because the Republican party has abandoned those values this year, this Republican is voting for Hillary Clinton.
In Donald Trump's America, it doesn't matter that I'm an accomplished attorney and a policy expert, it just matters how attractive I am on a scale of one to ten.
Trump's loathsome comments about women and our appearances are too many to list and too crass to repeat. But they are too important to ignore.
Trump can discount our accomplishments, he can disrespect our abilities, but come November he can't disregard our votes!
There are some who will say I'm supporting Hillary Clinton because she's a woman. People who say that dismiss my voice and Hillary's long record of public service.
And there are some who I know are contemplating staying home this November. Your voice can help define the next chapter of American values, American policy, and American leadership around the world – for better, or for worse.
I'm here tonight to ask my fellow Republicans and America's Independents to join me to not only OPPOSE Donald Trump, but to SUPPORT Hillary Clinton.
Because we're not just Republicans and Democrats, we're Americans.
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SOURCE 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee