From Texas to New Hampshire, well-respected members of the Republican Party’s professional class say they can’t look past their deep personal and professional reservations about the presumptive presidential nominee.

There are exceptions, but many operatives who best understand the mechanics of presidential politics fear that taking a Trump paycheck might stain their resumes, spook other clients and even cause problems at home. They’re also reluctant to devote months to a divisive candidate whose campaign has been plagued by infighting and disorganization…

As in years past, the primary season created a pool of battle-tested staffers who worked for other candidates, from which Trump would be expected to draw. But hundreds of such aides have so far declined invitations to work for Trump…

Chris Wilson, a senior aide to Ted Cruz, said the Texas senator’s entire paid staff of more than 150 ignored encouragement from Trump’s team to apply for positions after he dropped out of the presidential race. Wilson said that even now, many unemployed Cruz aides are refusing to work for the man who called their former boss “Lyin’ Ted.”