Gordon Humphrey, a former GOP US senator from New Hampshire, is asking Republicans to vote for Hillary Clinton

Former U.S. Senator from New Hampshire Gordon Humphrey (center) arrives on the floor of the Republican National Convention. –Mark Kauzlarich / Reuters

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With polls indicating a close race in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton is rolling out an endorsement from one of the state’s top Republicans.

In an ad released Sunday, Gordon Humphrey, a Republican U.S. senator from 1979 to 1990, said he will vote for the Democratic nominee Tuesday. And he asked fellow Republicans to join him.

“Let’s stand together against Donald Trump by voting for Hillary Clinton,” Humphrey said. “It’s the responsible thing to do.”

In the ad, the former senator called Trump’s “attacks” on women, the disabled, war heroes, and minorities “disgusting.”

The 76-year-old New Hampshirite also levies numerous insults against Trump, calling the Republican nominee “not normal,” “cruel,” “shameless,” “a bully,” “unfit,” “temperamental,” “belligerent,” and “unhinged.”

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While Humphrey’s decision to vote for Clinton is new, his disavowal of Trump is anything but.

A former supporter of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s campaign for the Republican nomination, Humphrey has called Trump a “sociopath” and walked out during the nominee’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention.

In a CNN article last week, Humphrey said he will quit the Republican Party if Trump wins the election.

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