Trump’s dominance in GOP comes into focus, worrying some in the party

With new news, Donald Trump is securing his grip on the Republican Party, less than three months before the midterm GOP primary. Voters increased turnout in Wyoming to oust their most vocal GOP critic.

Score rhetoric of candidates running for state and federal offices exaggerating their false claims and ceasefire, and several prominent party figures echo their evidence-free attacks about the FBI search of their home. Rep. Liz Cheney, Trump’s staunch Republican in Congress. Lost her Tuesday primary in a landslide to rival Harriet Heisman.

The former president backed Cheney with the sole mission of ousting Cheney. This is to serve as a clear example of how the race attracted more voters than any Republican primary in Wyoming’s 132-year history.

Heijman’s victory and final primary defeat of a House Republican who voted last Trump on charges that he incited a riot. Both are likely to stay ahead of the all-party primary with unusual rules.

John Thomas said Trump has a strong hold on Republican voters and will be the case if he wants to be the Republican nominee in 2024.

Some Republican strategists have expressed concern about Trump’s influence, saying he is raising less electable candidates in the major races and his polarizing presence in the midterm running on concerns about inflation guilt and other problems within Congress’ control. has been Could complicate Republican efforts to win back

Carrying the banner for the Republican Party, which has never run for office before, is a risky maneuver, said Whit Ayers, a Republican pollster who argues that Trump helped elevate untested candidates in key states.

The list of Senate seats lost by weak Republican candidates is long. Even in good Republican years, even if he won a few campaign victories, Trump has considerable legal and political problems.

Multiple federal and Trump spokesmen did not immediately respond to requests for comment on his conduct related to moving inappropriately classified material to his seaside Florida estate and his activities related to January 6, 2021.

The Wyoming primary was one of the last intraparty contests of the year, and Republicans don’t worry about putting that seat in the red. The race comes against the backdrop of the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago search that found top-secret documents and other classified information.

Many Republicans have followed Trump’s efforts to sow doubts about the raid’s legality, according to a judge-sealed list and alleging without evidence that it was a political attack, though some called federal law enforcement. And have begun to defend more clearly.

Former Vice President Mike Pence told a listener in New Hampshire that attacks on the FBI are unfair and that calling the FBI to discredit is as wrong as calling the police to defame him, but said he was deeply disturbed. were that a search warrant had been issued.

Attorney General Merrick Garland was called to release more details about its rationale. “We certainly pumped the brakes,” Thomas said, speaking about preparations to support the DeSantis bid in 2024.

He said DeSantis’ act of attempting to drive the Mar-a-Lago search victimized Trump and fed the us-versus-them psychology that set Trump’s base on fire.

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