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Donald Trump supporter Jean Stanley says she is standing by the Republican presidential nominee despite lewd comments caught on tape that led to him being uninvited from a GOP unity rally on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Elkhorn, Wis. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)

We talked to several Republican women about Trump's lewd comments. Here's what they said.


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Watch | At event for Paul Ryan and Wisconsin Republicans, conservative women sound off on Donald Trump's sexually explicit comments about women.

Donald Trump's lewd and sexually aggressive comments about women  -- in a video recording from 2005 and leaked Friday to the Washington Post -- sparked outrage among many, including many GOP lawmakers.

Several high-profile Republicans have pulled their support  for Trump, and in doing so, many have cited the women in their lives -- their daughters, mothers, and wives.

But what about Republican women voters? What do they think about Trump's comments? And will those comments change their minds about who to vote for on election day?

We talked to a dozen women at the Wisconsin 1st Congressional District Republican Fall Festival in Walworth County-- the same festival Trump was supposed to attend, but was reportedly uninvited from  by House Speaker Paul Ryan after the recordings were made public.

Not one said Trump's comments would change their vote for president. Either they were already voting against Trump and his comment reinforced their vote, or they said they'd still vote for Trump despite the contents of the recording.

Here are a few excerpts of what some Republican women had to say.

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 Gretchen Lundgren: 'I don't think it matters at all'

Gretchen Lundgren, a longtime Trump supporter, said she thinks Trump's comments were normal male behavior.

"If he wants to be a guy once in a while, it doesn't bother me at all," she said. "I don't care what he said 11 years ago. I don't care what he said yesterday."   

Asked about the specifics of Trump's comments -- like when he said about women, "grab them by the pussy. You can do anything," Lundgren said she didn't believe it was okay for men to talk like that, even behind closed doors.

"But that's not gonna change my view of how he can be our leader," she added.

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Rachael Doan: 'He's an awful, awful man'

Rachel Doan was the only fervently anti-Trump woman and most offended among those we spoke with about his remarks.  

Doan called herself a "Constitutional conservative" and a "down-ballot" Republican voter. 

"I think he's disgusting," she said. "He's an awful, awful man. I can't say that any more clearly."

Trump's comments, however, weren't a political game-changer for her.

"I was already not going to vote for him," she said. 

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Sherrin Heinisch: 'We have to be stronger'

Sherrin Heinish said she came around to supporting Trump after the Republican primary, despite supporting a different Republican candidate beforehand. 

And while Heinisch said she didn't approve of Trump's lewd comments, she said they wouldn't make a different for her at the ballot box in November.

She dismissed it as "bathroom talk" -- and said women need to take "personal responsibility" when they feel offended by men.

"If you feel offended by what someone says, tell them to knock it off," she said. "We have to be stronger and not be perceived as victims all the time. "

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