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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Problematic GOP Candidates -- Mid-June Update

In Defying the Odds, we discuss state and congressional elections as well as the presidential race.

A number of GOP pols are proving to be problematic for the party brand.

At Politico, Ally Mutnick and Melanie Zanona report that House GOP leaders have denounced Marjorie Taylor Greene, a racist nut who finished first in a Georgia congressional primary.

They have good reason:

 


Kate Irby at The Modesto Bee
Republican congressional candidate Ted Howze until Wednesday had posts on his personal Facebook page that likened welfare recipients to animals and insulted supporters of former President Barack Obama three weeks after he lost endorsements of key GOP leaders because of other problematic social media messages.
The messages, reviewed by McClatchy, showed that Howze also had not deleted the posts that cost him support of GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, such as posts comparing immigrant Dreamers to pedophiles, insulting the Black Lives Matter movement and denigrating Muslim people.
As of this week, those posts could still be accessed by Howze’s Facebook friends, though they had been hidden from his timeline.