Trump Recording Controversy Causing Local Candidates to Pull Endorsements

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SACRAMENTO -- Donald Trump's comments from 2005 may hurt more than just his campaign. The fallout is affecting local races and even has some pulling their endorsement. Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones announced Saturday he will not be voting for either presidential candidate.

Even Trump delegate and Republican former congressman Doug Ose is disgusted with how Trump spoke in that 2005 recording.

"I don't understand it. Why would you say something like that... I've endorsed Donald Trump, he said some things that I find inexplicable and indefensible. So I'm not going to try to explain them and I'm not going to try to defend them," Ose said.

Jones pulled his endorsement in a written statement which reads in part: "I can no longer explain to my daughters why I am voting for Mr. Trump. As such, I will be voting for neither candidate for president."

Democratic strategist Steven Maviglio believes Trump endorsements are not easily withdrawn in the eyes of the voters.

"Something like [this] splashes on everybody who has been affiliated with him. Jones has endorsed trump, so you can't run away from that," Maviglio said.

Already Jones' opponent, Congressman Dr. Ami Bera is using the issue to his favor.

"As early as last week he said he supports donald trump, so he doesn't have the judgement," Bera told FOX40 Saturday.

It's a similar story in California's 10th district, where Democrat Michael Eggman has already aired several attack ads against his opponent Congressman Jeff Denham, for supporting Trump.

"That Congressman Denham, still supports someone who calls latinos rapist and criminals, mocks the disabled, demeans woman. If he pulls his endorsement today it would way too little way too late," Eggman told FOX40 Saturday.

Congressman Denham did not return FOX40's calls for comment Saturday.

But Maviglio believes Hillary Clinton should not use the Trump recordings against him in Sunday's debate.

"I think she has stay above this fray. I'm sure it will come up in this town hall debate. I think any voter, it's on every voters mind so they'll bring it up. And rather than simply doubling up on what he said and drilling him on it. I think she should let him speak for himself," Maviglio said.

Ose said as bad as the Trump comments are, it may not mean more votes for Clinton.

"I can't even fathom the circumstances I'd vote for Hillary Clinton. The question I have is whether or not I'm going to vote for Donald Trump," Ose said.