"The RNC and Republicans on Capitol Hill know they are poised for a great election year and what's the biggest thing that could be a hurdle to that? Donald Trump," says one longtime GOP consultant.
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Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel claims that the commission "refused to enact simple and commonsense reforms to help ensure fair debates."
The Republican National Committee has released a letter outlining complaints and will ask presidential nominees not to participate in debates put on by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
Former casino mogul Steve Wynn has been accused of rape, sexual assault, and harassment. Still, politicians have continued to accept major campaign contributions from Wynn, who has denied wrongdoing.
Some GOP activists are eager to stop party rivals from taking on — and possibly weakening — President Trump. But it appears to be too late to make changes for 2020.
The city hosted the Democratic National Convention that renominated Barack Obama in 2012. President Trump won North Carolina in 2016, a swing state key to his victory.
The former Republican National Committee chairman, a mild-mannered Wisconsinite, was never a natural fit with the flashy billionaire president. His exit signals a new chapter in the Trump presidency.
The president-elect has chosen the head of the Michigan Republicans to lead the national GOP. An early Trump supporter, McDaniel is the niece of 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
It's a big increase in Trump's fundraising but because of how the fundraising committees were set up, Trump's campaign only gets to keep a fraction of the money.