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    After Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden, then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was among the many MAGA Republicans who aggressively promoted the Big Lie — claiming that the election had been stolen from Trump and aggressively looking for possible ways to keep Trump in the White House. One of the fellow Trump supporters Meadows worked with during that period, according to CNN reporter Zachary Cohen, was Republican operative Phil Waldron. “As allies of then-President Donald Trump made a final push to overturn the election in late-December 2020, one of the key operatives behind the effort briefed then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows about his attempts to gain access to voting systems in key battleground states, starting with Arizona and Georgia, according to text messages obtained by CNN,” Cohen reports in an article published by CNN’s website on September 26. “Phil Waldron, an early proponent of various election-related conspiracy theories, texted Meadows on December 23 that an Arizona judge had dismissed a lawsuit filed by friendly GOP lawmakers there. The suit demanded state election...
    Political operative Dick Morris claimed on Newsmax's Saturday Report that the Democratic Party is abusing the American legal apparatus to prevent former President Donald Trump from seeking reelection in 2024 because they are upset about him having "incited a revolution" on January 6th, 2021. Trump was impeached by the United States House of Representatives for inciting the insurrection at the Capitol after he exhausted all of his attempts to overturn the 2020 election that he lost in a landslide to President Joe Biden. Morris, who worked in the administrations of Trump and ex-President Bill Clinton, believes that the more resistance Trump faces, the stronger he will become. READ MORE: Legal experts believe Trump will soon 'get indicted' on criminal charges "Trump derives energy from people who oppose him. And it fuels him. It orients him. He feels righteous. He feels that he's correct and it energizes him. And these raids and this persecution of Donald Trump is something that won't deter him from running. It'll accelerate him to run," said Morris. He continued:I think we have to understand the...
    CNN commentator and Republican consultant Scott Jennings predicted former President Donald Trump will launch a 2024 presidential bid early to thwart a potential run by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL). Jennings joined CNN Tonight with host Kasie Hunt and said he believes the political winds are at the back of Florida’s governor. Given his popularity with conservatives across the country, Jennings said he believes DeSantis is a Trump-like figure who lacks “baggage.” He said, I definitely think there are a lot of Republicans out there who voted for Donald Trump twice, maybe gave him money, wanted to see him succeed who know we cannot drag the country and the party through this again in 2024, that he’s the least likely Republican to have a chance to win the White House. And they see someone like Desantis who gives you all of the fight and all of the policy without all the baggage and worse that came with Jan. 6 that Donald Trump will bring. Hunt asked Jennings if he believes big name Republicans will be willing to go out on a limb for DeSantis, given...
    Jessica McGowan/Getty Images A new report Wednesday published Wednesday by Politico details the Republican Party’s “multi-pronged strategy” to try and overturn results in heavily Democratic precincts by gaining influence over election workers. The report by Heidi Przybyla is based on a series of recordings from GOP meetings from the summer of 2021 to this month regarding the training of election workers and “establishing a network of party-friendly district attorneys who could intervene to block vote counts at certain precincts.” “The plan, as outlined by a Republican National Committee staffer in Michigan, includes utilizing rules designed to provide political balance among poll workers to install party-trained volunteers prepared to challenge voters at Democratic-majority polling places,” writes Przybyla – outlining the thrust of the strategy. The Republican National Committee’s election integrity director for Michigan, Matthew Seifried, is heard on one recording saying, “it’s going to be an army.” “We’re going to have more lawyers than we’ve ever recruited, because let’s be honest, that’s where it’s going to be fought, right?” he adds, according to Politico’s review of the recordings. “Being a poll...
    Late Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn's widow is running in Minnesota's upcoming special election to take over his seat in the state's 1st Congressional District, she announced on Monday. Former Minnesota GOP Chair Jennifer Carnahan said the late congressman urged her to 'carry on his legacy' to 'win this seat' before dying. Hagedorn passed on February 17 after a years-long battle with cancer and a positive COVID-19 diagnosis despite being vaccinated. However, Carnahan's ties to an alleged sex trafficker and claims she presided over a toxic workplace and ignored sexual harassment within the party threaten to tank the GOP's chances of keeping the seat red. 'I am proud to announce my candidacy to represent Minnesota’s First Congressional District. Though my heart is still heavy after Jim’s passing, the encouragement I have received from throughout southern Minnesota has inspired me to carry on his legacy by running to complete the remainder of his term,' she said.  She stepped down from leading the Minnesota Republican Party in August of last year after mounting calls to do so, over her close links to GOP...
    When the one-year anniversary of the January 6, 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol Building was approaching, many Republicans were downplaying the insurrectionist violence that occurred — and Fox News’ Tucker Carlson has even defended the rioters. But veteran GOP strategist Karl Rove forcefully condemned the attack in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published the day before the anniversary. And Election Law Blog’s Ned Foley is applauding Rove’s willingness to ask Republicans how they would have responded if the rioters had been Democrats rather than supporters of former President Donald Trump. “Karl Rove’s column yesterday is noteworthy for its strong condemnation of his fellow Republicans who refuse to condemn the attempt at election subversion perpetrated last January 6,” Foley observes his Election Law Blog post. “It is especially valuable for its invocation of a device that is essential when any of us, given our own partisan feelings and affiliations, strive to determine what fair electoral competition requires from an impartial perspective: what if the shoe were on the other foot, so to speak, and roles were reversed?” Some far-right conspiracy...
    Conservative operative Amanda Carpenter isn't fooled by Mike Pence's claims about the Jan. 6 insurrection. The former vice president is trying to downplay the deadly U.S. Capitol riot, claiming "one day in January" is being used as a distraction from President Joe Biden's failures. But Carpenter warns Pence is up to something nefarious. "I'm gonna clear some things up about Mike Pence," tweeted Carpenter, a CNN political contributor and former staffer to Sens. Ted Cruz and Jim DeMint. "He's not the lackey you all think he is. He's not a victim. He's not (just) a sycophant. It's worse." "Why is he saying the media wants to 'distract' from 1/6?" she added. "Because he wants to distract everyone from HIS role in creating 1/6." The former vice president is trying to sell himself to voters as "Trump's policies without Trump's personality," Carpenter said. But the GOP operative points out the pivotal role Pence played in inspiring January 6. "Pence gave inspiration to the insurrectionists by entertaining the idea Congress might not certify or stall the counting of Electoral Votes," she tweeted....
    Gisela Castro Medina (l) and Anton Lazzaro (r) have both been indicted in sex trafficking investigation Early in August, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Minnesota announced the arrest of 30-year-old Anton “Tony” Lazzaro. Lazzaro is charged with multiple counts of sex trafficking with at least six minor victims. A couple of days later, a 19-year-old Minnesota woman, Gisela Castro Medina, was arrested in Florida and named Lazzaro’s co-defendant in the case. Part of what made this news was the shocking (not shocking) revelation that Lazzaro was a high-profile GOP operative in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Medina was reportedly the Minnesota College Republicans’ University of St. Thomas chair.  On Tuesday, one of Lazzaro’s alleged victims, an underage girl, filed a lawsuit against Lazzaro, claiming that Lazzaro attempted to get her family to hush up about his relationship with the underage girl. As CBS reports, the lawsuit calls Lazzaro the “ringmaster” of a sex trafficking enterprise. ABC News reports that after Lazzaro offered the girl’s parents $1,000 to sign a non-disclosure agreement, the father refused and contacted the FBI. The filing accuses Lazzaro...
    Radio host and former Trump administration official Seb Gorka became suspicious of a man who called into his radio show on Monday. It turns out he had reason to be. The caller said he was “frustrated” with Gorka’s treatment of Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin, and went on to make comments that perhaps sounded a bit too polished to the radio host. “I don’t know if you saw today, but he rolled out a new policy plan called his Day One Game Plan,” said the caller, who identified himself as Josh. “He wants to defend, and not defund, police. He wants to invest in our schools, restore excellence in education, cut cost of living.” He then accused Gorka of trying to take down Youngkin. “Do you work for the campaign, Josh?” asked Gorka. “If this is how you treat your friends…” the caller replied before Gorka interrupted. “Do you work for the campaign?” he asked again. “Don’t avoid my question. Do you work for Glenn Youngkin?” “I don’t, I don’t,” he responded. “Yes, I bet you don’t. Goodbye, you...
    MINNESOTA (WCCO) – The executive committee of the Minnesota GOP will have an emergency meeting Friday night in wake of the allegations that a Republican donor “deeply involved” in party politics illegally trafficked minors for sex. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota said Anton Lazzaro, 30, has been arrested and indicted on federal sex trafficking charges for allegedly recruiting six minor victims to engage in commercial sex acts. Lazzaro’s attorney said his client is being falsely accused. READ MORE: Rays Beat Twins 10-4, Cruz Hits Homer In Minnesota Reunion Since the court documents were made public Thursday, Lazzaro’s ties to the party and Republicans in elected office have sparked questions and prompted politicians on both sides of the aisle to condemn the allegations. Lazzaro donated tens of thousands to Republican candidates and party units, state and federal campaign finance records show, including at least $42,000 to the Minnesota GOP; $15,600 to U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, who is the chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee; and $21,000 to U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn. Several Republicans—including Emmer, Hagedorn and...
    MSNBC host Nicole Wallace told viewers on Tuesday that if someone from outer space parachuted to Earth and had to pick the "most sort of destructive force on the planet," they might choose the Republican Party, her former home. Speaking with guest Dr. Kavita Patel on vaccine distribution, Wallace claimed Republicans are "killing people" with their opposition to vaccine passports, etc. She added that Republicans have waged a "war against science," particularly against COVID science.  "The war against science," she said. "I think if someone were to parachute down here and wonder what the most sort of destructive force on our planet is, and they landed in this country, they might look at the Republicans. To me, it feels arbitrary. I’m sure it has long roots in their wars against climate science and their wars against reproductive freedom." Wallace specifically pointed fingers at former President Donald Trump, whose decision to continue to hold rallies during the pandemic resulted in "literal carnage," she argued. DEPARTING CNN ANCHOR BROOKE BALDWIN AIRS GRIEVANCES WITH LACK OF WOMEN IN KEY ROLES AT LIBERAL NETWORK During the same Tuesday program, as Wallace reflected on the...
    Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisWhere schools are back in session, and where kids are still learning virtually Larry Hogan's balancing act Biden takes sales blitz to swing-state Ohio MORE (R-Fla.) has reportedly hired veteran GOP operative Phil Cox for his 2022 reelection campaign.  Cox, former head of the Republican Governors Association, was picked by DeSantis to be a senior-level adviser on his team and lead his 2022 reelection campaign, Politico reported on Saturday. “Phil is an incredibly talented and trusted operative who has played a key role in dozens of successful gubernatorial campaigns over the last decade. Gov. DeSantis is well positioned heading into his reelection campaign, and Phil is an excellent addition to his operation,” RGA Executive Director Dave Rexrode said in a statement to Politico. DeSantis has seen his star rise in conservative circles since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. A poll earlier this month found his approval had gone up to 53 percent in the state. Polls have also found that DeSantis has a lead against hypothetical Democratic opponents Nikki Fried, the state agriculture commissioner, and Rep. Charlie CristCharles (Charlie)...
              A young California Republican operative and Coast Guard veteran targeted by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra told the Star News Network Senate Republicans are not doing enough to opposed Becerra nomination to lead Health and Human Services. “Xavier Becerra is by far one of the most ruthless, unethical and corrupt politicians in our country,” said Jordan Tygh, a Coast Guard veteran and former campaign staffer for the California GOP in 2020. “If any one of Biden’s nominee’s can be stopped it needs to be him. The GOP needs to stand strong together with courageous Democrats that are serious about unity to stop this man,” he said. “He played a huge role in destroying my life over a blatant lie – along with Senator Padilla he used his office for partisan political intimidation,” Tygh said. “He used it to legitimize false accusations in order to win cheap political points that resulted in harassment, threats of rape and death, and and a complete tarnishing of my reputation that still affects me to this day.” Then-California...
    When federal prosecutors leveled corruption charges against a North Carolina insurance executive this year, they submitted reams of evidence showing how the executive tried to bribe regulators for more favorable treatment of his companies. And while not central to the case, one little-noticed email filed with the court pulls back the curtain on a totally unrelated scheme to funnel undisclosed money into American elections. The email was between Greg Lindberg, who is now serving seven years in prison on bribery and wire fraud charges, and an executive at one of his companies, Global Bankers. In it, they discussed various potential political contributions that Lindberg might make, and how those contributions could be structured. One potential beneficiary of their political largesse was former Rep. Scott Taylor, a Republican from Virginia who lost his reelection bid in 2018 and lost again last month after running to represent his old seat.
    A Democrat operative says the United States Postal Service (USPS) workers who despise President Trump will sometimes help election fraudsters by throwing in the garbage mail-in ballots from Republican-heavy neighborhoods. Last month, as Breitbart News highlighted, a Democrat operative told the New York Post‘s Jon Levine a number of stories in which insiders like him lead teams of fraudsters to commit election fraud by paying homeless voters off, taking advantage of the elderly, posing as registered voters, and printing up fake ballots. One notable tactic, the Democrat operative said, is how insiders will use USPS workers to help sway election results, Levine reported: “You have a postman who is a rabid anti-Trump guy and he’s working in Bedminster or some Republican stronghold … He can take those [filled-out] ballots, and knowing 95% are going to a Republican, he can just throw those in the garbage.” [Emphasis added] In some cases, mail carriers were members of his “work crew,” and would sift ballots from the mail and hand them over to the operative. [Emphasis added] The fraud tactic was potentially most recently...
    (CNN)Kanye West's presidential campaign has shelled out nearly $1.5 million to a secretive consulting firm in Arizona -- a brand new one, explicitly devoted to independent campaigns but run by a man with a long history of controversial work for Republicans.Though the firm shows up in campaign finance reports with an address in downtown Tempe, its office doors are emblazoned instead with the name of another company: Lincoln Strategy Group, a GOP consulting firm. The man behind that company has an outsized reputation in politics, despite the fact that he has so far stayed below the radar in his work for the West campaign.Kanye West isnt going to be president, but his unconventional bid forges onNathan Sproul, Lincoln Strategy Group's founder and a longtime Republican operative, has a history of working for the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign. Some of his companies have also faced fraud allegations over the course of 15 years, leading to investigations in a handful of states, a Federal Election Commission investigation, charges against a handful of former employees and a messy breakup with...
    Kanye West’s presidential campaign appears to have hired a  pair of Republican consultants who have been dogged by allegations of ethically questionable organizing practices over the years. The A-list rapper’s political team has brought on Nathan Sproul, a seasoned GOP operative who leads one of the party’s go-to grassroots strategy firms. Sproul, in turn, appears to be working with an obscure GOP operative with a sketchy history of work on Sproul’s behalf to build a get-out-the-vote operation for West in the swing state of Iowa. The previously unreported Iowa organizing operation doesn’t appear to be particularly large or sophisticated. But it shows how a small team of committed Republicans is trying to boost West’s candidacy—at the expense, critics say, of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
    Responding to a late-night attack from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) who appeared on Fox News on Wednesday to comment on the Democratic National Convention, Steve Schmidt fired back at John McCain’s running mate in 2008 for whining that he sabotaged her national run. Speaking with Fox News personality Tucker Carlson, Palin took a shot at Schmidt, who ran McCain campaign, and MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace who was Palin’s handler during the ill-fated 2008 campaign. Schmidt, one of the leading Never-Trumpers, didn’t take kindly to Palin’s remarks and reponed on Twitter, writing: ” Ok. I can’t help it. It has been 12 years since @NicolleDWallace and I had to deal with her paranoia, pathological lying, profound ignorance, brittleness and insanity. We had to deal with her for 70 days. It has been amazing to watch her soar and prove all her critics wrong, ” before adding a sarcastic, “Over the last 12 years. Once she was able to rid herself of the treachery and disloyalty of her staff she soared like an Eagle…. Not.” You can see the tweets...
    On Wednesday, Politico Magazine profiled Stuart Stevens, a Republican operative who has warned his party about the danger posed to their movement by President Donald Trump, and is now horrified about what has happened to the GOP. “Stevens now believes the Republican Party is, not to put too fine a point on it, a malign force jeopardizing the survival of American democracy,” wrote Michael Grunwald. “He’s written a searing apologia of a book called It Was All a Lie that compares his lifelong party to the Mafia, to Bernie Madoff’s fraud scheme, to the segregationist movement, even to the Nazis. He’s pretty disillusioned.” Stevens was a prolific strategist for the GOP, advising the presidential campaigns of George W. Bush, Bob Dole, and Mitt Romney, and a number of Republican senators and governors. “All these Republicans who know Donald Trump is a disaster will try to justify it, because they got something they wanted,” said Stevens in an interview with Grunwald. “Mitch McConnell thinks Trump will be remembered as his fool, and I think the odds are pretty good it’s going to be...
    Stuart Stevens is a veteran Republican campaign operative from five presidential races. When he spoke to PBS’s Judy Woodruff Wednesday, he lamented the GOP failed the moral test it was presented with Donald Trump. “Well, I think there’s been two strains in the party. Call it an Eisenhower strain going back to the ’50s and a McCarthy strain,” Stevens said, recalling when the GOP would talk about expanding their party and bringing in more African-American voters. “Now we don’t even hear any talk anymore of a big tent. And we seem to have settled into a very comfortable white grievance identity.” He said that he wanted to write the book to accept responsibility for his role in seeing Trump come to power. “If you go back and you read the Pat Buchanan and Kevin Phillips memo that was written for Nixon which really outlined the Southern Strategy, the acknowledgment Republicans can’t get African Americans, therefore, the need is either to suppress them or to divert them from the Democratic Party, has been at the core of Republican electoral strategy,” he...
    In an interview with MSNBC broadcast on Saturday, former GOP operative Rick Wilson claimed that conservative voters are abandoning President Donald Trump, Raw Story reported. Speaking with anchor Alex Witt, Wilson drew a parallel between the ongoing presidential election and the 2016 race, explaining that many conservatives simply couldn’t bring themselves to vote for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “This is a different landscape now because they’ve seen that Donald Trump is a fundamentally amoral, corrupt, indecent and loathsome human being.” Wilson noted that a majority of Republicans sill support Trump, but argued that a “growing number of Republicans and conservatives and independent-leaning conservatives” is “done” with the commander-in-chief. “They’ve had enough. They are not going to be a party to this man’s absolute failure and his absolute low — the low characters surrounding him. They’re just done,” he said. Per Gallup research, Trump remains remarkably popular among GOP voters. In June, the commander-in-chief’s overall approval rating was 38 percent. Ninety-one percent of Republicans approved of his performance in the White House. However, his numbers were much lower among...
    At no time did the ad disclose that King previously worked as the deputy state and data director of the Georgia Republican Party, a field director for former Rep. Karen Handel's campaign, and as a consultant for Gov. Kemp's 2018 campaign, according to her LinkedIn page. King currently appears as a panelist for the "Georgia Gang" show on a local Fox affiliate in Atlanta. A biography for the station describes her as "a rising star in the world of conservative politics in Georgia" who works as "a consultant to the GOP for community engagement, public affairs, and diversity initiatives." The Perdue campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Earlier this year, Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) was also caught using an undisclosed political operative in a campaign ad. McSally's ad featured Kristen Douglas, one of her former staffers. Douglas lied about McSally's health care record, falsely claiming McSally will "make sure that people with preexisting conditions are insured," despite McSally voting numerous times against protections for people with preexisting conditions. Health care is a top issue for...
    The new head of President Trump's re-election effort, Bill Stepien, has a formidable task ahead and little time — less than four months to right Mr. Trump's campaign organization and messaging amid tumbling poll numbers in a presidential race shaped by a global pandemic and its economic fallout. Stepien, a traditional GOP political operative, lacks the limelight-craving swagger of the man he's replacing, Brad Parscale, who at 6'8'', was regularly spotted posing for selfies at Trump campaign rallies, served as a warm-up act for Mr. Trump, and promoted his Facebook page using campaign funds. In Stepien, the president finds a more behind-the-scenes, disciplined campaign operative, jokingly described as "allergic to press" — and not nearly as frequently photographed as Parscale. Trump allies view him as a known entity.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Though Stepien rarely exerts too much power or control over the president's message, he began a review of campaign infrastructure and spending weeks ago when promoted from campaign political director to deputy campaign manager in late May. Former deputy assistant to the president and...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump shook up his campaign staff Wednesday amid sinking poll numbers, replacing campaign manager Brad Parscale with veteran GOP operative Bill Stepien.Trump and Parscale's relationship had been strained since a Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally that drew an unexpectedly low crowd, infuriating the president. Trump has been struggling in his reelection campaign against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as the country faces health and economic crises during a pandemic that has killed more than 135,000 Americans.Trump announced the move on Facebook late Wednesday. "I am pleased to announce that Bill Stepien has been promoted to the role of Trump Campaign Manager," he said. "Brad Parscale, who has been with me for a very long time and has led our tremendous digital and data strategies, will remain in that role, while being a Senior Advisor to the campaign."The shakeup injected familiar turmoil to Trump's 2020 campaign, which had so far largely avoided the regular staff churn that dominated the president's 2016 campaign and his White House. But the staff change might not alter the day-to-day running of the...
    In an interview with MSNBC broadcast on Friday, former adviser to Sen. John McCain, Steve Schmidt, described the Republican Party as an “organized conspiracy to maintain power,” Raw Story reported. Speaking with anchor Chris Hayes, Schmidt argued that the GOP has transformed under President Donald Trump, describing it as “irredeemable.” “It’s become a threat to America’s institutions, to small ‘L’ liberalism. It is an authoritarian-ish party, not so different than the parties that we see in Hungary and Poland.” “Really what it is is an organized conspiracy to maintain power,” Schmidt continued. Trump’s presidency has resulted in “the collapse of the Republican Party, its putrefaction, its descent into the cesspool is a real tragedy for the country, and we see it playing out now every day,” Schmidt argued. The former GOP operative said that some of Trump’s closest allies in the United States Congress — such as Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina — will be voted out of office. “Generally speaking, in this country don’t like it when their politicians take them for fools, look them in the eye...
    Roger Stone arrives for his sentencing at the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse in Washington, DC on February, 20, 2020.Marvin Joseph | The Washington Post | Getty Images Facebook on Wednesday announced it removed a network of more than 100 accounts and pages posting misinformation on the company's social network with ties to Roger Stone, a longtime Republican operative and ally of President Donald Trump. "Our investigation linked this network to Roger Stone and his associates," Facebook said in a statement. The network of "coordinated inauthentic behavior" used Facebook to pose as Florida residents and post misinformation regarding local politics in Florida, land and water resource bills in Florida, material released by Wikileaks ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and Stone's trial as well as his websites, books and media appearances. The network was followed by more than 320,000 accounts across Facebook and Instagram. It consisted of 54 Facebook accounts, 50 Facebook Pages and four Instagram accounts. The network spent $308,000 on Facebook ads. This group was also active on other internet services besides Facebook, the company said. The company began looking...
    Roger Stone, former adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, center, arrives federal court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Faced with an order to report to prison next week, longtime Republican operative Roger Stone on Tuesday begged President Donald Trump for either a pardon or a commutation of his 40-month criminal sentence. "I want the president to know that I have exhausted all my legal remedies and that only an act of clemency will provide justice in my case and save my life!" Stone said in a text message to Bloomberg reporters, according to a new story by the outlet. That message came a day after The New York Times reported that Trump is likely to pardon Stone, or otherwise prevent his friend and political ally from having to go to prison by commuting his sentence. Stone and a lawyer for the operative did not immediately respond to a request for comment on his text message to Bloomberg. A White House spokesman declined to comment.  Trump tweeted in June that "Roger was...
    Things aren’t going well in Nevada, said a field operative in a memo to the national Republican Party. The Nevada Independent reported Sunday that a regional field director in the Trump campaign wrote a letter to Ronna Romney McDaniel revealing the situation on the ground. “In 2016, Donald Trump lost Nevada by a narrow margin,” Joshua Skaggs wrote. “In the 2018 midterm elections, Republicans lost ground on the democrats (sic). Based on my observations so far in the 2020 election cycle, I am concerned that President Trump and other Republicans on the ballot will not prevail in Nevada in November.” He sent the letter on March 31; it was long before the coronavirus crisis led to nearly 130,000 dead Americans. He details the numbers being not quite as rosy as the top echelon of the Nevada campaign. “We both want to see President Trump reelected in 2020 so I urge your timely attention to this matter,” Skaggs also wrote. Reporter, editor and founder Jon Ralston said that it was clear Skaggs was trying to “sound a warning bell,” to the party before...
    DONALD Trump may bow out of the presidential race if he thinks he will not beat Joe Biden, Republican insiders say.  Trump is reportedly planning to drop out of the fraught battle in November if thinks he has no chance of winning, according to reports. Disappointing polling has left Republicans worriedCredit: AFP or licensors Trump will reportedly drop out of the raceCredit: AFP or licensors A GOP operative told Fox News that lackluster polling for the President has left the party concerned that the President won't be re-elected. “It’s too early, but if the polls continue to worsen, you can see a scenario where he drops out,” the anonymous source revealed “I’ve heard the talk but I doubt it’s true,” another added. “My bet is, he drops if he believes there’s no way to win.” His poll numbers have plummeted in recent weeks as the coronavirus crisis continues to pummel the US and the Trump administration faces criticism over their response to both the deadly bug and the widespread George Floyd protest. Trump trailed behind his Democratic opponent by 12...
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