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President Trump told reporters Friday that he has his list narrowed to “about five” candidates, including two women, and he may interview one or two candidates this weekend at his golf club in N.J.
An ugly West Virginia contest features controversial coal executive Don Blankenship. President Trump said he could jeopardize a key GOP Senate target. Ohio Democrats have a big contest for governor.
With the president’s low approval ratings, Democrats have an advantage heading into the midterms. But Republicans could use the threat of impeachment to motivate their voters to get to the polls.
“They’ll take away your Second Amendment,” the president said of Democrats at CPAC. Trump, like NRA leaders at the conference, framed gun rights as a major fight in the upcoming midterm elections.
NRA executive Wayne LaPierre gave a defiant speech about “elites” taking advantage of last week’s Florida shooting to foster socialism at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to bring up a bill to address DACA, border security and other issues, even if no consensus emerges before the next funding deadline, on Feb. 8.
A week before Alabama’s special Senate election, President Trump is urging voters to back Republican Roy Moore, despite allegations Moore pursued sexual encounters with teenage girls.
“I can tell you one thing for sure, we don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat,” the president told reporters shortly before departing for Florida for the Thanksgiving holiday.