Cook Political Report: “This has been an exceedingly unpredictable year. Although we remain convinced that Hillary Clinton is very vulnerable and would probably lose to most other Republicans, Donald Trump’s historic unpopularity with wide swaths of the electorate – women, [...]
Donald Trump, “turning his attention to the general election, has begun quietly reaching out to key elements of the Republican establishment as he seeks to unite the party behind his candidacy before his anticipated battle against Hillary Clinton,” the New [...]
Hillary Clinton released a brutal video featuring seven prominent Republicans offering their opinions on their party’s likely presidential nominee.
Huffington Post: “Around Washington, chatter about the possibility of an independent run by a traditional conservative is becoming louder. It is fueled in part by the business end of the political cycle: Campaign consultants eagerly await — and financially plan [...]
Elizabeth Warren: “Donald Trump is now the leader of the Republican Party. It’s real – he is one step away from the White House. Here’s what else is real: Trump has built his campaign on racism, sexism, and xenophobia. There’s [...]
“I am confident that I can unite much of it. There are parts of it I don’t want.” — Donald Trump, quoted by NBC News, on whether he can unite the Republican party as its presidential nominee.
Roll Call: “Pretty bad, according to many of the party’s own strategists.” “Republicans can afford to lose only a net of three Senate seats to hold their majority, and the party is already defending seven states — Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, [...]
Erick Erickson: “The Republican Party is on the verge of nominating the least popular politician in American presidential history. Ironically, the party’s voters are doing it to spite its own leaders, but its leaders prefer Trump to the other guy [...]
Washington Post: “He will be up against a different kind of challenge: a battle-tested adversary — and a general-election electorate that is broader and more diverse than the voters who have dominated the Republican primaries and caucuses.” “Republican contenders were [...]
Politico: “Ted Cruz’s sudden suspension of his campaign following his double-digit loss to Trump in Indiana Tuesday night is forcing anti-Trump Republicans to finally confront the Hobson’s Choice of a general election matchup between Hillary Clinton and a demagogic conspiracy [...]
Donald Trump has won the Republican primary in Indiana, dealing a crushing defeat to Ted Cruz and putting himself on a clear path to clinching the nomination. Following his loss, Cruz dropped out of the presidential race. John Kasich, however, [...]
Ed Rollins, one of the longest-serving Republican presidential campaign strategists, is joining a pro-Donald Trump super PAC, Politico reports. “In an interview, Rollins — who managed Ronald Reagan’s 1984 campaign and played leading roles for Jack Kemp, Mike Huckabee and [...]
Sen. Ted Cruz still won’t say if he’ll support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee.
A new Rand survey finds 53% of voters surveyed say they will vote for a Democrat for president this fall while 37.9% will vote for a Republican. Just four months ago, a similar survey found 46.7% were planning to vote [...]
Gallup: “Republicans’ views of Cruz are now the worst in Gallup’s history of tracking the Texas senator. His image among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents is at 39% favorable and 45% unfavorable… for a net favorable score of -6. The last [...]
President Obama told WMUR that Donald Trump is not equipped to deal with the challenges of being president. Said Obama: “I think that he is not somebody who even within the Republican Party can be considered as equipped to deal [......
“Jim Gilmore may be a former governor, state attorney general, Republican National Committee chairman and presidential candidate. But he couldn’t get elected as a delegate to his party’s national convention,” the Washington Post reports. “When delegates were selected at Virginia’s [...]
Washington Post: “This was supposed to be the pragmatic Midwestern state that would deny Donald Trump the delegates he needs to secure the Republican presidential nomination. Yet as voting began Tuesday morning in the day’s critical primary, Indiana appeared poised [...]
Ken Cuccinelli (R) said “that he will not run again for governor, scrambling the contest and opening the door for a far-right conservative to vie for the Republican nomination in 2017,” the Washington Post reports.