COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An experienced campaigner for former President Donald Trump and top Ohio Republican took the helm of the state party Friday, pledging to strengthen the party’s performance in Democrat-heavy urban counties headed into the 2022 elections. Trump endorsed Bob Paduchik over a far-right challenger to succeed Ohio Republican Party Chair Jane Timken, who resigned to run for U.S. Senate. He called the man who ran his successful 2016 and 2020 campaigns in the state “outstanding in every way.” Trump won Ohio both times by more than 8 percentage points. But Paduchik’s challenger for the party’s top job, former state Rep. John Becker, cast him as an establishment-backing insider saddled with too much baggage. “I’m the regular guy,” Becker told State Central Committee members in a meeting held jointly in person and online. “I don’t have extensive tentacles with family members and multiple organizations and multiple campaigns going back to the beginning of time.” Becker … [Read more...] about Trump-Backed Candidate Bob Paduchik Tapped To Head Ohio Republican Party
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Donald Trump Jr. suggested Friday that more moderate policies from "RINO" Republicans were part of what led the GOP to embrace his father, former President Donald Trump . Donald Trump Jr. made his comments during a scheduled "Reigniting the Spirit of the American Dream" speech at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida. His criticisms of "RINOs," or "Republicans in name only," came as part of a swipe at Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who joined nine other House Republicans last month in voting to impeach the former president. "The one thing I'll say for Liz Cheney is, I'm sure she has a lot of bipartisan support, because if there's one thing that she and Joe Biden definitely want to do, it's bomb the Middle East," Donald Trump Jr. said in reference to a recent U.S. airstrike Biden ordered on Syria. "Everything else is a disaster. Everything else is just RINO policies, the kinds of policies that put the Republican Party in a … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Jr. Suggests ‘RINO Policies’ Part of What Led to Trump Presidency
Ahead of his CPAC speech in Orlando, pundits from across the media spectrum were asked if they could predict what former President Trump Donald Trump Noem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE would say or do in his first public appearance since Inauguration Day. But trying to predict anything regarding Trump is like trying to predict when and where an earthquake is going to strike. There is no roadmap. But as we witnessed on Sunday afternoon, the political death of the 45th president has been grossly exaggerated. The atmosphere at CPAC just five weeks after the Democratic president was inaugurated and a majority in the Senate recaptured was surprisingly jubilant and relaxed. On some level, the GOP is most comfortable making noise in the minority, where a perpetual Festivus reigns via … [Read more...] about Trump shows he holds stranglehold on GOP, media in CPAC barnburner
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – During an interview with CBS Miami, Florida Senator Marco Rubio acknowledged Donald Trump bears “some level of responsibility” for inciting the crowd leading up to the January 6 Capitol riot, but Rubio also argued it was an isolated incident because in the four years since Trump was elected, “the President spoke on almost a daily basis and there weren’t daily riots.” Rubio also said he hasn’t spoken to the former President since November but expects to talk to him soon. Rubio is running for re-election in 2022. READ MORE: South Florida House Republicans Vote Against President Biden's $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Relief Package “I haven’t spoken to him since all those things have happened,” he said. “But I usually don’t call him unless I have something to bring up or talk about at that moment. And obviously, a lot’s gone on since the end of the election till now. But I’m sure I will [speak to him] at some point here fairly soon.” Asked if he envisions making a … [Read more...] about Florida Senator Marco Rubio Defends His Vote To Acquit Donald Trump
In a matter of days this country will face an extraordinary Senate trial. The Senate not only will try a president for a second time but will do so after he has left office. Kamala Harris has assured us the Senate can “multitask” to deal with an impeachment, a new administration, and a pandemic. But the issue is if this is a task of the Constitution and, for soon to be citizen Donald Trump Donald Trump Noem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE , the best defense could be no defense at all. In fairness, people on both sides are having a hard time with this novel impeachment. While I have said that I do not wish to serve as counsel to the president, I have also spoken to members of Congress and the White House on the legal and historical background for a trial. From a strategic … [Read more...] about Should Donald Trump skip his impeachment trial in Senate?