House Speaker Paul Ryan urged party unity at Mitt Romney’s annual ideas summit, NBC News reported.
Ryan didn’t persuade the mostly anti-Trump group to back the presumptive Republican nominee, but encouraged those attending to give their money to House and Senate races to keep Republican majorities.
"His message was not really about presidential politics, it was about his agenda and maintaining a working majority," Spencer Zwick, head of Ryan's finance operation and former Romney fundraising chief, told NBC News.
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Many of Romney's 250 friends and allies attending the summit are skeptical of Trump and his conservative credentials. They’re also uneasy with his controversial comments.
Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus is scheduled to speak at the E2 summit Saturday morning.