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George Conway and other conservatives launch Super PAC to fight Trump in 2020

The husband of President Trump's White House counselor Kellyanne Conway will now be actively fighting his re-election with a new super PAC.

A group of seven conservative critics of Trump, including George Conway, are launching the Lincoln Project with the goal of defeating the president in 2020, The Associated Press reports.

"Over these next 11 months, our efforts will be dedicated to defeating President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box and to elect those patriots who will hold the line," four conservatives, including Conway, wrote in a New York Times op-ed on Tuesday. The group also says it will focus its efforts on persuading "disaffected conservatives Republicans and Republican-leaning independents in swing states," even if it "means Democratic control of the Senate and an expanded Democratic majority in the House."

On its website, the Lincoln Project additionally says that while "our many policy differences with national Democrats remain ... electing Democrats who support the Constitution over Republicans who do not is a worthy effort." The group is reviewing scripts for ads that will run in 2020, AP reports.

Conway told AP that he encouraged the group to involve the anonymous Trump administration official behind an infamous New York Times op-ed and recent book. Although the Lincoln Project decided not to do so, Conway says he still hopes this anonymous official comes forward and helps defeat Trump.

"I think the more the merrier," Conway said. "And I hope maybe he — he or she, I don't know who Anonymous is — will come out someday and join the effort. Because everyone who believes as we do that Donald Trump is a cancer on the presidency and on the Constitution needs to help and join this effort."