Trump’s growing losing streak

“For someone who talks so much about winning, President Donald Trump is racking up quite the losing streak,” CNN is reporting.

“The electoral earthquake in Pennsylvania set to send Democrat Conor Lamb to the House of Representatives from a district Trump won by 20 points in 2016 is sparking new questions about the President’s personal political potency.

“That’s because state Rep. Rick Saccone is not the first GOP candidate during Trump’s term to win the President’s blessing and promptly lose. Trump-backed candidates Luther Strange, Roy Moore and Ed Gillespie also tanked in Senate and gubernatorial races in Alabama and Virginia.

“Those busted endorsements suggest that for all his mystical connection with his base, Trump is not necessarily an asset for GOP candidates in special elections. They may also be a sign that the President will be more of a liability than an asset for Republicans come midterm elections in November.

“While some Republicans are in denial over the implications of Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, others are concluding that relying on the President in reelection races may not be a sure bet.

“‘You better be ready and in the end you determine your own fate in these things,’ Rep. Tom Cole, an Oklahoma Republican, said Wednesday.”

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Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

3 thoughts on “Trump’s growing losing streak”

  1. The pre-midterm election landscape has taken shape, and it doesn’t look good for Trump or the whole Republican party on the national level. I suspect we will see many more Reps throwing in the towel, especially in districts where Hillary won, and the Republican candidates that step up usually aren’t the ones who have what it takes to win. The question is for us, can Democrats get a solid candidate to run against LaMalfa, a Democrate who can get votes in rural and ag areas as well as the urban areas? I hope so!

    1. Then again there is the consistent propensity of the democrats to snatch defeat out of the hands of victory.THEY may be evil, but WE’RE not too bright. And above all there’s nary a grain of pragmatism in the party.

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