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Ohio (GOP Club)

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  • Race in Ohio: tied or Trump edge?

    10/17/2016 1:35:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Journal-News ^ | October 17, 2016 | Laura A. Bischoff
    Democrat Hillary Clinton moved into the lead in three key swing states and is now tied 45-45 with Republican Donald Trump in Ohio, according to a new independent poll of likely voters from Quinnipiac University. A separate poll of likely voters released Monday by CNN shows Trump holding a 4-point lead over Clinton in Ohio, 48-44, which is just outside the margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. The CNN poll of likely voters shows 4 percent backing Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2 percent voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein. The CNN poll shows voters see...
  • Win or Lose—Hillary Clinton’s Troubles in Ohio Should Worry Democrats

    10/15/2016 10:26:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Nation ^ | October 12, 2016 | D.D. Guttenplan
    Trump is imploding nationally—but Clinton has failed to connect here with disaffected whites, African Americans, and young voters. Al Edmondson is worried about the election. His “Earn My Vote” Facebook page and YouTube channel feature interviews with local politicians filmed at A Cut Above the Rest, the five-chair barbershop he owns in Columbus, Ohio, its walls decorated with scenes from African-American history. “I take out my tablet and ask them, ‘What are you going to do to help our neighborhoods?’” Edmondson says. “We hold them accountable.” A veteran of the first Gulf War who still wears the high-and-tight fade, Edmondson’s...
  • Poll: Clinton Ahead in North Carolina; Virtual Tie in Ohio

    10/13/2016 6:31:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 13, 2016 | Mark Murray
    Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by four points in North Carolina, while Trump is ahead by one in Ohio, according to two new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls of these states. In North Carolina, Clinton gets support from 45 percent of likely voters, Trump gets 41 percent, and Libertarian Gary Johnson gets 9 percent. (The Green Party's Jill Stein didn't qualify to make the ballot in the state.) [continued]
  • Millennials explain why they support Donald Trump at Columbus event

    10/13/2016 5:46:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 13, 2016 | Kaitlin Fochesato
    Because they are only 19, Grace Danby and Courtney Trudeau are preparing to vote in their first presidential election. The Ohio state students who play for the women's club hockey team are part of the millennial generation, loosely defined as 18-34-year-olds, that is predicted to be one of the largest voting blocs in the 2016 election. They also share another trait: they identify as libertarians. "Any of the third parties I would consider would take away votes from Donald Trump," Danby said while also expressing dislike for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. "I don't have a lot of time to think...
  • The Trump whisperer: Here's what Ohio GOP chief Matt Borges has been telling presidential hopeful

    10/12/2016 3:14:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | October 12, 2016 | Henry J. Gomez
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Matt Borges has become something of a Donald Trump whisperer. When the Ohio Republican Party chairman calls, the GOP nominee for president listens. Trump toned down his attacks on John Kasich, who challenged him in the primaries, after Borges told him it would be political suicide to pick on Ohio's popular governor. And when Borges believes the New York businessman has gone too far, he doesn't mince words. The two speak frequently by telephone and when Trump campaigns in the Buckeye State. But the contact has intensified in recent days, as Trump's campaign reels from the damaging...
  • Initial reactions: 9 in 10 Trump voters in OH and PA unfazed by tape revelations

    10/09/2016 1:20:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    YouGov ^ | October 8, 2016 | William Jordan
    The latest wave of the YouGov/CBS News 2016 Battleground Tracker polled likely voters in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin In a new wave of the YouGov/CBS News 2016 Battleground Tracker Democrat Hillary Clinton leads her Republican challenger, Donald Trump, in Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The surveys were conducted before the release, Friday, of tapes showing Donald Trump speak in lewd terms about groping women. But a follow-up survey that recontacted the same voters from Friday to Saturday in Pennsylvania and Ohio reveals the vast majority of those who said they would vote for Trump earlier in the week are unmoved about...
  • Trump to focus ads on Pennsylvania, Ohio

    10/07/2016 2:59:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CTV News ^ | October 7, 2016 | Julie Bykowicz and Chad Day, The Associated Press
    Donald Trump is changing some of his advertising plans. He's focusing more than ever on Pennsylvania and Ohio, a sign of the importance his campaign is placing on those two states. The campaign plans to spend almost $1 million next week in Pennsylvania and $1.2 million there in each of the next three weeks, Kantar Media's political ad tracker shows. In Ohio, he'll spend more than $700,000 next week and about $1 million in each of the following three weeks...
  • Emerson FL poll, odds & ends

    10/06/2016 7:33:10 AM PDT · by LS · 58 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | 10/6/2016 | LS
    PPD/Emerson has Trump +1 in FL . . . but talk about screwy! He is at 18% with blacks and 35% with Hispanics! Sorry, unless you are polling lesbian academics, this is at minimum a 5-point poll and game over. They also have a tie in NV (Team Trump is confident they are up in NV). Emerson has Cankles leading AZ, even though Trump is getting 40% of the Hispanics there? Not a chance in hell. Trump will win AZ comfortably 7-10 points. Interesting info out of Montgomery Co. OH: in 2012 absentees looked like this: R 7,400 D 3,179...
  • Want to know why Trump’s winning Ohio? Drink a beer with ‘deplorables’ in Boehner’s old district.

    10/04/2016 7:08:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPartisan ^ | October 4, 2016 | James Hohmann
    THE BIG IDEA: MIDDLETOWN, Ohio—Many Washington elites, including Republicans, do not know a single person who supports Donald Trump. In this depressed industrial town in southwestern Ohio, it is hard to find anyone who says they are for Hillary Clinton. “I cannot tell you one person I know of who has said to me that they support Hillary. Not one,” said Chris Polleys, who cleans benzene pots at the AK Steel plant here. “I don’t understand how she’s doing anything in the polls. I see Hillary for prison, but there’s no Hillary for president signs anywhere. It’s just impossible for...
  • The Independent Voter in Ohio

    10/03/2016 6:41:27 PM PDT · by LS · 22 replies
    Self | 10/3/2016 | LS
    Here are some numbers from Montgomery County, OH, a key OH county won by Democrats for the past four elections, if only narrowly. First some caveats: this is today, and things can change. They did in 2014, when the Rs built up a big lead, then lost it for the rest of the election. But more important, Ohio law says that anyone who does not vote in primary is tossed into the “unaffiliated/independent” classification. 2012 R 13,356 D 12,630 I 9,622 2016 R 17,465 D 14,156 I 4,528 This is in large part why some of us—me in particular—were not...
  • Why we won’t endorse Trump or Clinton

    10/03/2016 1:30:46 PM PDT · by tekrat · 44 replies
    The Courier ^ | 10/1/2016
    The 180 year old conservative newspaper mainly representing the right leaning Hancock county in Ohio has declined to no endorse either leading presidential candidates. Quoting from the article about why it will not endorse Trump: This year, however, The Courier cannot endorse the Republican Party’s candidate. Americans always put their country first, way ahead of their party, and we withhold an endorsement not to spite the party for selecting Donald J. Trump, but because its nominee has clearly proven to be unfit to be president of the United States of America. Also quoting from the article about why the news...
  • New Ohio poll shows Trump pulling away from Clinton

    10/03/2016 12:57:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Youngstown Vindicator ^ | October 3, 2016
    COLUMBUS — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is pulling away from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Ohio, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll released Monday afternoon. In a survey of 497 likely Ohio voters conducted in the days after the first presidential debate, 47 percent of respondents backed Trump, versus 42 percent who picked Clinton. Another 6 percent sided with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. Among other results released Monday, Trump was ahead of Clinton in Florida (46 percent-41 percent). Clinton was preferred in North Carolina (46 percent-43 percent) and Pennsylvania (45 percent-41 percent).The results had a margin of error...
  • Ohio county, with nearly perfect presidential record, leans Trump

    09/30/2016 3:29:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 30, 2016 | Thomas Fitzgerald
    PORT CLINTON, Ohio - Every few minutes, the glass door of the Ottawa County Republicans' storefront office would swing open to admit a blast of humid air and another supplicant. Word had gone forth: Headquarters had a new shipment. "We just got a bunch, and were we ever tickled," Carolyn Adams, the county chairwoman, said one afternoon last week. "The first time, they only sent us 50, and they were gone in less than 24 hours. People were desperate." Now she could meet the demand for Donald Trump yard signs, and it was steady - one street-level indicator that the...
  • As Trump returns, Clinton still absent: Dems focus less on NW Ohio this year

    09/17/2016 9:51:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Toledo Blade ^ | September 18, 2016 | Tom Troy
    By this point in the last three presidential election campaigns, northwest Ohio had received at least one campaign visit from the Democratic presidential candidate. So far this year, however, no city in northwest Ohio has made it on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s calendar, while Republican Donald Trump has scheduled his second rally in Toledo. Mr. Trump is to appear in the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., at noon Wednesday. Nor have any high-level Clinton surrogates set foot on the flat and formerly swampy soil of northwest Ohio so far in the general election campaign — although one is scheduled...
  • Ohio may decide who the next president is—and right now, it’s pointing to Trump

    09/15/2016 10:07:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 15, 2016 | Jake Novak
    If history is any guide, this election could come down to one state: Ohio. You can almost bet that whoever wins the Buckeye State — Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton — will win the White House. The reason isn't Ohio's 18 electoral votes — plenty of battleground states like Florida and Pennsylvania are worth more. And it isn't because Ohio is a so-called "blue collar" state, because Ohio is harder to define in any singular way. In fact, it's Ohio's incredibly diverse demographic, economic, and geographic makeup that makes it matter so much in elections. I learned that 20 years...
  • Trump Has 5-Point Lead in Bloomberg Poll of Battleground Ohio

    09/15/2016 12:35:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | September 14, 2016 | John McCormick and Mark Niquette
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  • Hillary Sent Out This Email Last Night in Major Panic About Trump in Ohio…She’s Desperate

    Hillary Clinton and her entire team is in a pure panic about what is happening in Ohio, which everyone knows is a significant swing state. Trump is up 5 points in the latest poll, which prompted Hillary’s campaign to send out an email literally begging for money. You can see a copy of the email below. They are clearly growing more and more desperate by the day as Trump continues to pick up steam. Here is what the email said… Friend — According to a Bloomberg News poll just released, if this election were held today, we’d lose Ohio to...
  • Trump builds leads in Florida, Ohio in new poll

    09/14/2016 3:07:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Week ^ | September 14, 2016 | Kimberly Alters
    A new CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday shows Donald Trump opening leads over Hillary Clinton in the key battleground states of Florida and Ohio. Clinton enjoyed a significant post-convention bump earlier in the summer, leading Trump in Florida by 7 points in one July poll, but this latest survey shows Trump ahead among likely voters in the Sunshine State, 47 percent to 44 percent. In Ohio, Clinton led Trump by 4 points in a poll last month, but now she lags behind with just 41 percent to his 46 percent support. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, meanwhile, pulls 6 percent in Florida...
  • Donald Trump schedules Canton rally on Wednesday (Ohio)

    09/11/2016 2:28:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Canton Repository ^ | September 10, 2016 | Staff
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will appear at a rally Wednesday night at Canton Memorial Civic Center, according to his campaign website. The rally begins at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at his website. This will be Trump's first public appearance in Stark County during the campaign. He appeared at a private fundraiser at Brookside Country Club in August. He's been in Northeast Ohio often in the past month, having appeared in Cleveland on Thursday and at Brook Park and Canfield on Labor Day. He also was in Youngstown on Aug. 15 and Akron...
  • HUFFPOLLSTER: Donald Trump Could Be Gaining In Key Swing States

    09/09/2016 2:16:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 9, 2016 | Natalie Jackson and Ariel Edwards-Levy
    Hillary Clinton’s prospects for a landslide victory have slid. Democrats’ attempts to take back the House remain a steeply uphill battle. And Americans are still worried about the threat of terrorism.This is HuffPollster for Friday, September 9, 2016. FLORIDA, OHIO, NORTH CAROLINA REMAIN CLOSE CONTESTS - National polls have shown Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump eroding slightly in the first week of September, and now it looks like a trio of crucial swing states might be following suit. Florida - A Quinnipiac poll released Thursday found Clinton and Trump tied at 47-47 in a two-way race, and 43-43 in...
  • Trump Plans Major Ad Buy Monday

    08/28/2016 10:59:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 29, 2016 | Jill Colvin, The Associated Press
    Donald Trump's campaign is planning its biggest ad buy to date — upward of $10 million on commercials airing over the next week or so. The campaign is expects the ads to air as soon as Monday in nine swing states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida, where the campaign has already been on the air, along with New Hampshire, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada. 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney lost eight of those nine states. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has so far been badly outspent by his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, and groups supporting her....
  • Joe Biden headed to Clinton rally in Youngstown, Ohio on Thursday

    08/27/2016 2:20:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2016 | The Associated Press
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is headed to northeast Ohio to campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The Clinton campaign says exact details of Biden’s trip Thursday will be released soon. He’s expected to attend an event in the Mahoning Valley centered in Youngstown and another in Cleveland. The region is considered critical to winning Ohio, a key political battleground. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been in both Akron and Youngstown this month....
  • Trump Drops $4.9 Million on Paid Advertising

    08/18/2016 2:53:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | August 18, 2016 | David Knowles
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  • Second Day On Campaign Trail and Clinton-Kaine Cancel Cleveland Ohio Appearance…

    07/31/2016 8:52:05 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/31/2016 | Sundance
    CLEVELAND – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine will no longer be visiting Cleveland on Sunday. Clinton’s campaign tells Fox 8 that the event was canceled due to time constraints. The pair will still be stopping in Youngstown on Saturday night before heading to Columbus on Sunday. (read more)
  • Trump supporters rally during Hillary Clinton event in Youngstown

    07/31/2016 1:17:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WFMJ-TV ^ | July 31, 2016 | Janet Rogers
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Donald Trump supporters were just a few blocks away from Clinton's event at East High School on Saturday. Some supporters told 21 News the Clintons are good at saying the right things, but don't do the right things. They also blame the North American Free Trade Agreement for decimating jobs. Former President Bill Clinton signed NAFTA into law in 1993. “We want to make sure we get somebody in who supports our troops, our police officers and our veterans,” one supporter said. Mahoning County Republican Party Chair Mark Munroe said Bill Clinton did not fulfill a promise...
  • Trump up in battleground states after convention, leads Clinton

    07/24/2016 3:32:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | July 24, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump ticked up across battleground states following the Republican National Convention last week, according to the new CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll. Trump now has 42 percent support across the 11 battleground states surveyed — up from the 40 percent he had last week before the convention. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has 41 percent support, unchanged from last week's poll. According to the poll, 55 percent of Republicans said Trump's message at the convention made them feel hopeful, and about 40 percent said it made them feel enthusiastic. Among independents, 32 percent...
  • CNN Poll: Viewers loved Trump’s RNC speech, majority more likely to vote for him (73%)

    07/22/2016 6:01:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | July 22, 2016 | Ryan Girdusky
    The media characterized Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Committee as “dark” and “dystopian,” but the American people watching the speech had an overwhelmingly positive opinion according to a poll. According to a CNN/ORC poll released right after the end of the convention, 73 percent of viewers had a positive opinion of Donald Trump’s message to the “forgotten man.” A majority, 57 percent, had a very positive reaction of Trump’s speech and another 18 percent had a somewhat favorable opinion. Only 24 percent had a negative opinion of the speech. Another 56 percent said that his speech made...
  • RNC protesters are getting vile (BLM, KKK & Westboro throw urine at each other)

    07/19/2016 6:44:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 19, 2016 | Staff
    CLEVELAND — Police broke up skirmishes between groups of demonstrators a few blocks from the Republican National Convention as large crowds formed Tuesday afternoon. There was no immediate word on any arrests or injuries. Members of the KKK, Black Lives Matter, and Westboro Baptist Church reportedly threw urine at each other and police had to step in in an attempt to keep the peace, a police spokesperson told KPLC. A scuffle also broke out when conspiracy theorist and radio show host Alex Jones started speaking in downtown’s Public Square. Police on bicycles pushed back a surging crowd, and Jones was...
  • Social Conservatives Declare Victory on Bathrooms, Marriage in GOP Platform

    07/12/2016 7:36:05 AM PDT · by milton23 · 9 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/11/2016 | Philip Wegmann
    After fending off attempts to change the Republican Party’s official position on LGBT issues and traditional marriage, a coalition of social conservatives cautiously celebrated an early victory Monday afternoon. Before the Grand Old Party picks its presidential nominee formally, a select set of delegates on the platform committee will spend the week staking out Republican positions on everything from domestic to international issues definitively.
  • ‘The Way Is Clear’: Kasich Ally Urges Former 2016 Hopeful to Challenge Trump at RNC (Milt, again)

    07/11/2016 3:54:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 11, 2016 | Kate Scanlon
    An ally of former Republican presidential candidate John Kasich has a message for the Ohio governor’s supporters: It’s time to convince Kasich to offer himself as an alternative to Donald Trump at next week’s Republican National Convention. According to, in an email sent Sunday night, former New Hampshire Sen. Gordon Humphrey (R) told Kasich supporters, “John needs encouragement to make the move. Please email John and offer him your encouragement and continued backing. … The way is clear for John. It’s not going to get better than this, but time is of the essence. Please take a moment to...
  • Trump Meets With Former GOP Rival Ted Cruz

    07/07/2016 9:54:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 202 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 7, 2016 | Jordyn Phelps, Ben Siegel and John Santucci
    Donald Trump met with Sen. Ted Cruz on Capitol Hill Thursday -- the first meeting between the two former bitter campaign rivals since Cruz suspended his presidential campaign. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was also in the meeting, according to sources. This was Trump's second trip to Capitol Hill in two months. With less than two weeks before the Republican National Convention commences in Cleveland, Trump is looking to shore up support with the GOP's rank-and-file even as he faces backlash from members of his party. Some Republicans who are facing a tough re-election battle have chosen to skip...
  • Donald Trump schedules Ohio rally for Tuesday

    06/27/2016 10:56:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch's The Daily Briefing ^ | June 27, 2016 | Michelle Everhart-Sullivan
    Donald Trump will make his first stop in Ohio since before the March primary. The Tuesday event will be in St. Clairsville, along the Ohio river and about two hours east of Columbus. Trump, the Republican presumptive presidential nominee, will have a 7 p.m. rally at the Ohio University Eastern Campus - Health and Physical Fitness Building, 45425 National Road. It's an area friendly to Trump. He won most of the counties along the Ohio river in the March primary. Trump's organization in must-win Ohio has lagged presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who has had four stop here since...
  • Jeff Roe: Cruz Could Play Big Part at Convention Unifying GOP Behind Trump

    06/24/2016 10:43:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 177 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 24, 2016 | Tim Hains
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Ted Cruz's campaign manager, Jeff Roe, comments on what Trump can do at the Republican Convention to unite the party: Give Ted Cruz a prominent role. JEFF ROE: I would be remiss if I didn't point out that without data, without online fund raising, they kicked my butt anyway. That's on top of us raising $93 million, which was a record (at the time) for Republican primaries, getting eight million votes. Mr. Trump has a way to control the news cycle. I believe they will be able to put it together, but they have to get going now. The...
  • Hillary Clinton’s VP shortlist has leaked. Here are the pros and cons of each.

    06/16/2016 9:44:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Vox ^ | June 16, 2016 | Dylan Matthews
    On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler and Colleen McCain Nelson broke the news that Hillary Clinton is vetting Elizabeth Warren for the vice presidency — but not vetting Bernie Sanders. In the process, they provided a shortlist of candidates that Clinton is considering: Beyond the Massachusetts senator, other prospective candidates include Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro; Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Cory Booker of New Jersey; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Reps. Xavier Becerra of California and Tim Ryan of Ohio, several Democrats said. Now, this...
  • Picking their running mates: Why Sanders and Cruz are the best VP picks

    06/11/2016 2:40:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2016 | Kelly Riddell
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have yet to shore up their bases. Mrs. Clinton is looking to heal the primary wounds of rival Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders‘ and his progressive supporters, who have threatened to stay home in November. Donald Trump has had a tough time attracting the support of establishment conservatives who worry he’s too centrist. And each needs their bases to coalesce in order to win the presidency. An analysis completed by The Wall Street Journal suggested since 1992, every candidate who ended up winning the White House had a favorable rating of at least 80 points among...
  • Kasich on Trump endorsement: 'Why would I?'

    06/09/2016 1:20:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | June 9, 2016 | Cassie Spodak
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday he still isn't ready to endorse presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. "Why would I feel compelled to support someone whose positions I kind of fundamentally disagree with?" he told Fox News. Kasich suspended his own run for the White House a little more than a month ago and has since declined from endorsing Trump, decrying the divisiveness and "name-calling" he says has been a part of the campaign....
  • Pro-Trump demonstrators fear Cleveland ‘inviting bloodbath’ at RNC convention

    06/07/2016 7:54:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2016 | Andrea Noble
    Local law enforcement lobbies for peaceful interactions, prepares for worst. Cleveland’s security plans for the Republican National Convention include the deployment of more than 3,000 police officers, but security experts and those expecting to attend fear that a compact space for demonstrations combined with turbulent crowds may be a recipe for explosive clashes. One of the key complaints by groups who support and oppose presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is the limited space demonstrators will be allowed to occupy during the convention, which runs from July 18 through July 21 and is estimated to bring 50,000 visitors to Cleveland....
  • Trump's Industrial Belt Appeal

    06/01/2016 1:19:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 1, 2016 | Joel Kotkin
    In his still improbable path to the White House, Donald Trump has an opening, right through the middle of the country. From the Appalachians to the Rockies, much of the American heartland is experiencing a steady decline in its fortunes, with growing fears about its prospects in a Democratic-dominated future. This could prove the road to victory for Trump. The media like to explain Trump’s appeal by focusing on the racial and nationalistic sentiments of his primarily white supporters in places like the Midwest and in small towns. Perhaps more determinative are the mounting economic challenges facing voters in that...
  • Trump: I’m open to Cruz as VP

    05/05/2016 6:14:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 184 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 4, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he would consider making Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) his running mate. “I respect Ted,” he told host Bill O’Reilly on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor." "He was a very strong competitor. He really competed hard and tough." “He’s certainly a capable guy,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee added. "It’s something we can think about.” Trump defeated Cruz in Tuesday’s Indiana GOP presidential primary, making him the presumptive nominee. Cruz suspended his Oval Office bid shortly afterward, saying that his results in the Hoosier State “foreclose” his path to the Republican presidential nomination. Trump on...
  • John Kasich Expected to Suspend Campaign Later Today

    05/04/2016 9:51:19 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/04/2016 | By Ben Gittleson VERONICA STRACQUALURSI
    John Kasich will announce he’s suspending his presidential campaign later today at an event in Columbus, Ohio, according to a senior campaign official. Earlier today, the Ohio governor canceled his scheduled news conference in Virginia and announced an evening event at 5 p.m. ET. in his home state.
  • Why Cruz Is Going All-In on Indiana

    04/20/2016 2:40:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 20, 2016 | Tim Alberta, chief political correspondent
    Ted Cruz’s team knew that Donald Trump would run away with his native New York Tuesday. And they expect he’ll win the lion’s share of delegates at stake next week when a slate of northeastern states votes. So they’ve spent the last two weeks looking ahead, quietly laying the groundwork for a kitchen-sink campaign in a state they can’t afford to let Trump win: Indiana. The Hoosier State doesn’t vote until May 3, and Cruz certainly isn’t ignoring the contests in between. He spent time this week in both Maryland and Pennsylvania, the two states his campaign is confident will...
  • Free Beacon Poll: Trump Holds Small Lead in Maryland as Cruz, Kasich Tie

    04/13/2016 4:37:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 13, 2016 | Brent Scher
    With two weeks to go until Marylanders vote in their Republican primary, Donald Trump has a small lead over both Ted Cruz and John Kasich, who are currently splitting the non-Trump vote evenly, according to a new Washington Free Beacon poll. The poll of 600 likely Republican voters found Trump earning 33 percent of the vote, with single-digit leads over Cruz and Kasich, who earned 26 and 25 percent of the vote, respectively. The poll indicates that Trump’s lead in the state is shrinking, but it may not matter unless one of his rivals can consolidate voters unwilling to support...
  • AP: Ted Cruz now mathematically eliminated from clinching GOP nomination before convention

    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is now the only Republican candidate with any chance of clinching the nomination before the convention.</p> <p>Ted Cruz was mathematically eliminated Tuesday after Trump’s big win in the New York primary.</p> <p>Trump won at least 89 of the 95 delegates at stake. John Kasich won at least three and Cruz was in danger of being shut out.</p>
  • BREAKING – Cruz Plans To Steal California by Having Trump Fail to Prep Groundgame (#Sarcasm)

    04/17/2016 3:47:36 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 42 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 13, 2016 | William A. Jacobson
    BOOM EXCLUSIVE WOW BOMBSHELL OUTRAGEOUS CHEATING STEALING!!! Donald Trump inexplicably waited until YESTERDAY to name a State Political Director in California. The California primary on June 7 could determine whether Trump reaches the magic 1237 majority delegate number prior to the July convention. By all reports, Cruz is far ahead in the ground game in California, which awards delegates not only on the statewide vote but also by congressional district. Even if Trump wins the state, he may underperform in enough congressional districts due to Cruz’s superior campaign preparation that Trump is stopped short. Or he may fail to file...
  • What a new California poll means for Trump, Cruz campaigns

    04/07/2016 5:11:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Los Angeles Daily News ^ | April 7, 2016 | David Montero
    Donald Trump holds a seven-point lead over Ted Cruz in a new California Field Poll, but his support in Southern California is a mixed bag - as the Republican frontrunner faces a large deficit in Los Angeles County while drawing broad support in surrounding Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The Field Research Corporation poll released Thursday shows Trump holding 39 percent of the support among Republicans identified as likely voters in the June 7 primary, while the Texas senator has the backing of 32 percent. Ohio Gov. John Kasich trailed both with 18 percent, while 11 percent remained undecided....
  • Liz Mair: People Can Blame Me for Incendiary Melania Ad ‘The Fact Is it Worked’

    04/03/2016 8:58:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 2, 2016 | Staff
    Lindsey Ellefson writes at Mediaite: It was the ad that launched a thousand blog posts. Liz Mair of Make America Awesome appeared on CNN Tonight to talk to Don Lemon about the infamous ad featuring Melania Trump that spurred Donald Trump into attacking Heidi Cruz. Trump blamed Cruz for the initial attack on his wife in spite of the fact that it was done by the Make America Awesome superPAC. Mair responded to that by telling Lemon, “The truth is it’s me. It’s just me.” When asked if Cruz had any involvement in the ad, she said this...
  • Political Prediction Market: Trump, Cruz almost tied for nomination

    04/06/2016 6:24:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | April 6, 2016 | Daniella Diaz
    Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz are almost tied for the Republican nomination, according to CNN's Political Prediction Market. The billionaire businessman's odds for the nomination are at 47% while Cruz's odds are at 46%. Ohio Gov. John Kasich's odds for the nomination are at 4%. The Political Prediction Market is an online game that is administered by a company called Pivit. It functions like an online market and allows Internet users to predict the outcome of the 2016 election....
  • Trump Ally Roger Stone Says He’s Planning “Days Of Rage” At The Convention

    04/03/2016 2:22:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | April 1, 2016 | Rosie Gray
    The former Trump adviser says he’s planning protests and rallies in Cleveland — and street theater. Roger Stone, the longtime Republican political operative and current ally of Donald Trump, says he’s trying to organize protests at the Republican convention in Cleveland this summer to disrupt any effort by the party to “steal” the nomination from the frontrunner. Stone tweeted several times on Friday evening about his plans, announcing a “Stop the Steal March on Cleveland” and calling on supporters to get to Cleveland for the convention in July. Stone told BuzzFeed News over email that he is planning “#DaysofRage,” a...
  • Why Ted Cruz is more likely to pull an upset than Bernie Sanders

    03/22/2016 4:40:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | March 22, 2016 | Phillip Bump
    As it stands, the two people most likely to accept their parties' nominations at this summer's national conventions are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Each has a sizable lead in delegates; each, we are assured by their opponents, will somehow end up losing. Those opponents, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders*, are hardly objective observers of the situation of course, any more than was Marco Rubio, whose last-minute insistence that he would win Florida was heartbreaking in the manner of an afterschool special. ("You'll get 'em next time, Tiger," we all sniffed. "You'll get 'em next time.") But it's an interesting...
  • Kasich Hits Back at Cruz Over Call to Police Muslims

    03/22/2016 2:50:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | March 22, 2016 | Inae Oh
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich rebuked Sen. Ted Cruz's call to "patrol and secure" Muslim neighborhoods in the wake of the deadly explosions in Brussels on Tuesday. "We are not at war with Islam--we're at war with radical Islam," Kasich told reporters in Minneapolis, according to the New York Times. "In our country we don't want to create divisions where we say, 'OK, well your religion, you're a Muslim, so therefore we're going to keep an eye on you." He added, "The last thing we need is more polarization." ISIS has since claimed responsibility for the attacks, which have killed at...