A secret Republican memo told their Senate candidates to steer clear of Donald Trump.
“The Senate Republican campaign arm earlier this fall urged senators up for re-election next year to keep their distance from Donald J. Trump, calling him a “misguided missile” who could undermine their campaigns.
“Let’s face facts. Trump says what’s on his mind and that’s a problem,” wrote Ward Baker, the executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. “Our candidates will have to spend full time defending him or condemning him if that continues. And, that’s a place we never, ever want to be. It is certain that all GOP candidates will be tied in some way to our nominee, but we need not be tied to him so closely that we have to engage in permanent cleanup or distancing maneuvers.”” [READ MORE]