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In a memo to House Republicans on Thursday, the Donald Trump campaign pressured lawmakers to openly express their support for the Republican nominee as Election Day fast approaches, the Washington Post reported.

"No waffling, no week [sic] knees," Scott Mason, the Trump campaign's director of congressional affairs, wrote in an email to House Republicans obtained by the Post.

"I know we are less than 11 days to the 2016 election. But it is imperative that we continue to drive Republican support for the top of the ticket," Mason wrote.

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Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence was taken aback Friday morning when asked about a Thursday report detailing the Donald Trump campaign's tactics to discourage Democratic voters from casting their ballot for Hillary Clinton.

On MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Bloomberg's John Heilemann noted that a Trump campaign official told Bloomberg Businessweek that the campaign has "three major voter suppression operations under way." The adviser detailed how the campaign is trying to turn African-Americans, women, and other Democratic voters against Clinton.

"Is that okay, for your campaign to be involved in voter suppression?" Heilemann asked Pence.

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who has maintained his support for Donald Trump, dodged questions from reporters on Thursday about the Republican nominee's ability to lead and be a role model for young Americans.

Reporters asked Rubio if Trump would keep the country safe as president, and he would not say, according to CNN.

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