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GOP Faces Reckoning on Power of Trump Coalition

By Caitlin Huey-Burns

The transformative nature of President Trump’s election in 2016 — by way of a unique coalition of support — had given Republicans a degree of optimism heading into a challenging midterm election season. Though the president has historically low approval ratings nationally, he is still overwhelmingly popular among the party’s base, which includes voters Trump lured away from the Democrats.
But as Democrats discovered over the past few elections with Barack Obama as president, star power doesn’t necessarily trickle down. If anything, it fuels and unites the opposition. Now, after losing a… …read more

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