Politics Republicans Begin Major Anti-Trump Ad Campaign

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  1. BethSucks

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    Republican donors, operative fueling new anti-Trump ad blitz
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    Republican donors with links to several presidential candidates – as well as a prominent GOP operative – are pooling their resources in a new effort to go after Donald Trump and keep the party’s presidential front-runner from winning the nomination.

    The most recent bid is a reported “guerrilla campaign” led by a group called Trump Card LLC and run by Liz Mair, former communications official for the Republican National Committee.

    The group’s goal, according to The Wall Street Journal, is to collect money from anonymous donors to “defeat and destroy” Trump, who has essentially led the GOP presidential field since declaring his candidacy this summer.

    Further, the super PAC supporting fellow GOP candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich is planning to air attack ads against Trump in New Hampshire. And, in a sign of the project’s appeal among donors, it is starting to get funding from donors backing candidates other than Kasich.

    Fox News has learned that, as of Sunday, 10 new donors pledged money to the group, New Day for America, since a report Thursday on the super PAC’s plans.

    The group confirmed most of those donors are supporting other candidates, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Among them, California donor Jeffrey Le Sage told Reuters, which first reported on the new donations, that he wants to help “stand up to Donald Trump.”

    Le Sage, a Bush donor, confirmed to Fox News that he donated to the pro-Kasich group.

    Some in the so-called Republican establishment and GOP “donor class” fear the party will lose the general election if Trump wins the nomination, arguing his comments and views are alienating Hispanic and black voters.

    The relationship between old guard Republicans and Trump, the billionaire, first-time candidate, has been rocky from the start.

    Trump’s laments about being treated unfairly by the Republican National Committee and his threats to mount an independent candidacy eventually led him to sign a pledge stating he wouldn’t run as an independent and would support the nominee if he lost.

    However, after news broke about the concerted effort to undermine him, Trump hinted he might consider breaking away.

    “We'll see what happens,” he said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “I have to be treated fairly. … If I’m treated fairly, I’m fine.”

    The anti-Trump effort comes as he continues to dominate the polls. The latest Fox News poll showed him with a record 28 percent support from primary voters.

    In addition to the pro-Kasich and Trump Card groups, the super PAC associated with the fiscal conservative Club for Growth is trying to raise money to resume anti-Trump ads, after running a reported $1 million worth earlier this year in Iowa.

    Trump Card, which would not have to disclose donors, wants $250,000 from the other GOP presidential campaigns to run anti-Trump TV, radio and web ads and to pitch opposition research to local stations in early-voting states.

    Mair, who also used to work for the Scott Walker presidential campaign, wrote, “In the absence of our efforts, Trump is exceedingly unlikely to implode or be forced out of the race,” according to a memo obtained by The Journal.

    “The stark reality is that unless something dramatic and unconventional is done, Trump will be the Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton will become president,” Mair continued.

    Trump has threated to sue New Day for America and reportedly said through a spokesman that Mair “worked for Scott Walker and lost her job -- who can blame her?”

    Fox News’ Jessica O'Hara contributed to this report.
     
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    should be fun. it'll probably also get the donald more votes. it's not logical, that's why these professional political assholes don't understand what's happening. i don't either but it's fun to watch people spin :nooo: .

    unless the donald is found fucking a 12 year old, i doubt their attacks will amount to anything more than fun tv. his true believers don't give a fuck and there are a lot of them.



    i could be wrong, we shall see! :grad:
     
  3. wonderboy

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    Idiots. Trump is the only one that can best Hilary. Fucking shit
     
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    Its fun already! Ive never seen both sides so obsessed with any one candidate.

    It just shows both sides are so set in their ideology, neither can see that a loudly pro-American candidate can create a lot of excitement.
     
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    ohmicah Real Gad About Town

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    As Howard Dean learned, it ain't easy being #1. Members of your own party will pick your bones clean.
     
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    I think Trump has stirred up enough people now that it has become almost like a counter-culture type of movement. An anti-PC army, if you will. Deliberate counterattacks meant to alienate him might actually have an opposite effect. It may only add to Trump's "us versus them" strategy.
     
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    "Making teams"
     
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    lol

    I'd bet he couldn't pass a citizenship test.
     
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    Get Trump off ballot, demands ex-New Hampshire GOP leader
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    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire -- A former chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party wants Donald Trump off the state's GOP presidential primary ballot.

    Fergus Cullen filed a formal complaint Monday challenging Trump's eligibility to appear on the ballot as a Republican due to his "inconsistent views" and "his purpose to sabotage the Republican Party."

    "It is my belief that Mr. Trump must present evidence that he is a registered member of the Republican Party because his views, expressed over decades, are inconsistent with the Republican Party platform and the Republican Party of New Hampshire's statement of principles and bylaws," Cullen wrote in a 6 page manifesto outlining every one of what he says are Trump's flip-flops dating back to 1999.

    On Tuesday, New Hampshire's five-member Ballot Law Commission will convene to rule on the "questions of eligibility" and determine whether Cullen's claims are legitimate

    Corey Lewandowski, the billionaire front-runner's campaign manager, responded to Cullen's challenge sharply from Ohio, writing that Cullen "works for John Kasich, who is embarrassed by how poorly he is doing in the polls."

    "To file such a document against the person who is not only the front-runner but leading by tremendous margins is outrageous," said Lewandowski. "If anything like this would ever happen, Mr. Trump's supporters would probably riot in the streets of New Hampshire. This is yet another attempt by the failed GOP establishment to keep Mr. Trump off the ballot because they know he is the only one who can Make America Great Again."

    New Day for America, the pro-Kasich Super PAC that plans on spending $2.5 million to target Trump, sent out a release shortly thereafter, applauding Cullen's efforts.

    "Like many other Republicans, we question Donald Trump's conservative credentials and are happy to support Mr. Cullen's efforts to challenge Trump's standing on the New Hampshire Republican primary ballot," said New Day For America spokesperson Connie Wehrkamp.

    Cullen told CBS News he filed the complaint on his own, saying he is uncommitted but "likes Kasich" and has been in touch with his Super PAC.

    "The tragedy of the political commons is that it's in everybody's interest to see Trump go down, but it's in no individual candidate's interest to be the one to go after him and as a result, everybody suffers," Cullen told CBS News after calling Trump the Democrats' "biggest asset."

    History is not in Cullen's favor -- there has yet to be a complaint that has disqualified a big name presidential candidate from appearing on the New Hampshire ballot. The New Hampshire Republican Party also doesn't favor of Cullen's filing.

    "It is up to voters to decide if candidates running for office reflect their values. It is not the role of the Republican Party to determine eligibility beyond verifying party affiliation and, as Mr. Trump is a registered Republican in the state of New York, he is eligible to compete in New Hampshire's presidential primary. We do not support any effort to challenge his filing," Michael Zona, the NHGOP Communications Director, wrote to CBS News in an email.

    The commission will hear Cullen's claims along with the complaints of other disgruntled interventionists.

    Andy Martin, a perennial candidate and leader of the birther movement, will present his challenge to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' eligibility. Martin, who filed himself as a Republican Presidential candidate in New Hampshire, was credited by The New York Times in 2008 as the source of rumors surrounding Barack Obama's religion and has repeatedly challenged his citizenship.

    Martin argued during filing at the New Hampshire statehouse that it's well documented that Sanders is an independent, that he advertises himself as "the longest serving independent in Congress" and therefore is ineligible.

    "Mr. Sanders claims that he can run as a Democrat in New Hampshire 'because there is no party registration in Vermont.' The claim is a complete red herring," Martin writes in his complaint, filed earlier in November.

    A Sanders campaign spokesperson, Karthik Ganapathy, told CBS News they are confident Sanders will qualify for the Democratic ballot, "especially because his candidacy has the support of the Democratic Party, Chairman [Ray] Buckley, and state and local leaders across New Hampshire."

    "For our part, we're going to focus less on frivolous challenges that undermine the gravity of the New Hampshire primary, and more on the issues that affect everyday Americans, from income inequality to the appalling influence of corporations on our political process," the spokesperson said.
     
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    America doesnt want a generic politician as president. They want someone that loves the country and doesn't use a teleprompter with focus group answers.

    No candidate draws the crowds he does. R or D.
     
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    I think Trump's said about every dumb thing anyone can say and is still there. It's going to come down to republican dirty tricks now...and mark my words. That shit's happening
     
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    i blame bethsucks for undermining the donald
     
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    Fixed
     
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    :bigthink



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    ... and don't forget a running mate who's neither treasonously evil nor inept. After 16 years it would be a welcome change, eh?

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    Kind of confused. It's a bulletproof vest, no? Whats up with the thump-got etc
     
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    ohmicah Real Gad About Town

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    How they turned that cheer into a man with anger issues is beyond me.
     
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    What is the point of this pic?
     
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