As Trump falters, more Republicans say they'll block Clinton
Oct 30 2016 by Lorena Waters
However, Trump, who once pledged to run competitively in California, is now threatening to become an election liability for other Republicans in close races on the ballot.
As recently as last summer, when the presidential candidates were tied in the polls, leading New York Republicans predicted that the state would be in play for Donald Trump, and that he could even help get down ballot GOP candidates for Congress and the state legislature elected.
The Democratic National Committee is asking a judge to stop Republicans from recruiting polling place watchers, Bloomberg reported.
The fund also plans expenditures in Nevada, where Republican candidate Joe Heck and Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto are campaigning to fill the vacancy created by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's retirement; in, where former Democratic Sen.
With 13 days to go before elections, several Senate aides from both parties privately warned of trouble for Republicans.
The election forecasting website FiveThirtyEight gives Democrats a 73 percent chance of winning the Senate, and Clinton's campaign has been boosting its advertising and get-out-the-vote operations in battleground states with tight Senate races.
Republicans only hold the spending advantage in Florida and OH, which are two states in which Democratic candidates have all but conceded to losses to Republican incumbent Sens.
Hillary Clinton enters the homestretch of the presidential race with a sizable fundraising lead over Republican rival Donald Trump.
Democrats are now driven by a greater, more far-sighted goal than Republicans.
The super PAC will invest $7.5 million in Nevada, where Rep. Joe Heck is fighting the GOP's only war to flip a Democratic seat; $5.2 million behind Sen. The Republican candidate's campaign raised $219 million compared to Clinton's $499 million.
Steven Mnuchin, Trump's national finance chairman, saidin an interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday that Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee between the party and the campaign, held its last formal fundraiser on October 19. Should Clinton win the presidential election, the Democratic legislators may suffer the historical plague that affects the party holding the White House.
"The Republican Party's grip on the Senate is tenuous, at best", Republican strategist Brian Fraley toldSinclair Broadcast Group. No doubt a "contain Clinton" pitch will anger Trump's supporters with its tacit concession that she will likely win on November 8.
Trump's race for the White House has benefited the GOP establishment, bringing millions of dollars to the Republican National Committee (RNC). "Nor do we coordinate with the Trump campaign or any other campaign or party organization in any efforts they may make in this area", a RNC spokesperson said in an emailed statement.