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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:14 AM

'They're afraid': Suburban voters in red states threaten GOP's grip on power

Republicans face a reckoning in the red-state suburbs that have long been a bedrock for the party, propelled by the stormy confluence of President Trump’s searing racial attacks, economic turbulence and frustration with government inaction after last weekend’s deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.

The GOP lost its House majority in 2018 after it fared poorly with suburban voters, particularly women. Party leaders are increasingly alarmed that they have made little progress winning them back. Instead, Trump’s incessant feuds, his hard-line position on immigration — including federal raids that left children without their parents — and the stock market’s tumult amid his trade standoff with China threaten to further alienate suburban voters ahead of the 2020 campaign, even in states that have traditionally elected Republicans.

Republican leaders also worry that Trump’s dramatic policy moves and Twitter outbursts — such as last month’s racist remarks about four minority women in Congress — could prod more suburban GOP lawmakers to head for the exits rather than mount a defense, following in the footsteps of several Texas Republicans and others who have decided not to seek reelection.

“There is so much angst with these retirements and there is so much hope that President Trump would just talk about the economy for three days straight,” said Scott W. Reed, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s senior political strategist. And he warned that the Republican-controlled Senate could be at risk if the GOP does not make an “aggressive effort” to win the suburbs.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/theyre-afraid-suburban-voters-in-red-states-threaten-gops-grip-on-power/2019/08/08/86b12410-b868-11e9-bad6-609f75bfd97f_story.html

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Zorro Aug 2019 OP
pwb Aug 2019 #1
Hoyt Aug 2019 #2
Wellstone ruled Aug 2019 #3
Skittles Aug 2019 #4
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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:16 AM

1. Republicans always overstep. They can't help it.

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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 10:11 AM

2. Lucy McBath won in Ga district that voted GOP for decades -- Gingrich, Price, Handel previously.

I was watching other races because I didn't think she had a chance.

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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:17 AM

3. When the Chamber is worried,

then every Rethug needs to get worried. The Camber and the NRA are the major sources of the Rethug Parties funds whether legal or illegal.

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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:52 PM

4. yes, that's the only way repukes come around - if something affects THEM

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Sun Aug 11, 2019, 07:22 AM

5. "Republican leaders"

When/where did they find any leaders among the Republicans?

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