Republicans Rode Waves of Populism Until They Crashed the Party

But it may be at the cost of his own ambitions for 2020. But with Democrats' ground game advantage and the money they'll pour into the Granite State in the final weeks to dwarf GOP spending, Republicans are right to be very anxious. His primal scream approach to dismantling the GOP leadership and dynamiting its power structure has so weakened the party that even a candidate as flawed and unappealing as Hillary Clinton now has hopes of doing to Republicans what Republicans did to Obama. Their nominee is coming across as a loose cannon. In fact, the numbers of Republican politicians who do not support Trump are so high that many news outlets have published articles listing all such Republicans, notably The Atlantic's "cheat sheet" and the New York Times's interactive timeline of all Trump's controversial comments and which Republican politicians refused to support him afterwards.

On the Republican side, Senate candidate Joe Heck is spending about $1 million over the last four weeks in Las Vegas, backed up by about $1 million from the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

These are all good questions, for which there are no obvious answers, but these challenges will unfold against a broader challenge playing out in the background: Donald Trump, if he comes up short, will not be eager to accept responsibility for defeat.

Kellyanne Conway told NBC's "Today" show that the Republican presidential nominee is justified in showing off his "under-budget, ahead-of-schedule" Trump International Hotel on Wednesday.

"The more Donald Trump speaks, the clearer the choice becomes", said Cuomo. "That was an unbelievable interview", Trump said at a ribbon-cutting at his new hotel in Washington on Wednesday. "I think the leaders in our party are going to have to aggressively reject this".

Some Republican leaders have carved a different path than Ryan.

Not all are positive, perhaps owing to this region being home to more establishment Republicans than upstart ones. This is one of the top presidential battlegrounds and also has one of the top governor's races in the country.

"Paul is allowed to address an issue the way he wants to speak on it", he said.

No such Trump-Pence placards are seen in similar photos featuring Orange County Republican campaign posters on that Facebook page.

Donald Trump's campaign has ended fundraising events meant to support the Republican Party's get-out-the-vote efforts in next month's elections.

"Why is the speaker getting beat up?"

The Washington Post, which first reported the news, calls it "a highly unusual move that deals another serious blow to the GOP's effort to finance its get-out-the-vote operation before Election Day". "What is he supposed to do?"

"The tightrope you walk is that assuming a Hillary win can potentially depress your base" voters' turnout, said GOP pollster Jon McHenry. A Clinton ally tells CNN that the Democratic nominee has no more campaign fundraising events, and instead wants her maxed-out donors to try to win back a Senate majority.

While the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report published last Friday only predicted Democrats picking up eight to 15 seats, well short of the 30 needed to win control of the House, Priorities USA is making a last-minute pitch to Iowa voters. "And there have been almost 20,000 fewer ballots cast by Democrats in the first five days of early voting this year compared to the first five days of early voting in 2012".

  • Zachary Reyes