October 20, 2016

SURE, THE RIGHT DESERVES THE HUMILIATION...

Congressional race in Virginia shows Trump drag on Republicans (Susan Cornwell, 10/20/16, Reuters)

Barbara Comstock is trying to untether herself from Donald Trump in her re-election bid for the U.S. Congress, but the Virginia Republican's struggles show how difficult that can be.

Comstock represents a wealthy House of Representatives district in northern Virginia where Trump has become a burden, one that her opponent is wrapping around Comstock's neck.

In local campaign ads, Democratic challenger LuAnn Bennett takes every opportunity to tie Comstock to the New York real estate developer and Republican presidential nominee.

The strategy may be working. The Cook Political Report, a non-partisan election tipsheet, moved the Comstock-Bennett race from "lean Republican" to "toss up" on Wednesday, citing Trump's unpopularity in much of the district. [...]

A recent poll by the Wason Center for Public Policy in Newport News, Virginia, showed Clinton leading Trump by 55 percent to 21 percent in northern Virginia.


...but their Donald is going to take a lot of decent Republicans down with him.

Posted by at October 20, 2016 2:18 PM

  

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