Does Trump need GOP leaders’ support as the 2016 campaign accelerates?

VOX Global Partner, David Payne, is featured in an ABC-7, Washington, DC story.

“Republican strategist David Payne agreed that intraparty criticisms of Romney were traditional and ‘collegial’ differences about his policies and his record. With Trump, it is a fundamental concern about his principles and character.

“‘It’s more of, can we trust him to actually be a Republican once elected.’

“Despite the vocal critics, Payne emphasized that there are many Republicans who are supportive and even excited about Trump. The Republican National Convention in July may be the nominee’s best chance to make his case to the rest of the party faithful.

“One benefit of winning over the party leadership for Trump, Payne suggested, would be getting more of those surrogates and allies out in the media defending him. Trump’s strategy so far has not required the support of the GOP establishment, but he may need them in an accelerating general election campaign.”

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Does Trump need GOP leaders’ support as the 2016 campaign accelerates?

VOX Global Partner, David Payne, is featured in an ABC-7, Washington, DC story.
“Republican strategist David Payne agreed that intraparty criticisms of Romney were traditional and ‘collegial’ differences about his policies and his record. With Trump, it is a fundamental concern about his principles and character.
“‘It’s more of, can we trust him to actually be a Republican once elected.’
“Despite the vocal critics, Payne emphasized that there are many Republicans who are supportive and even excited about Trump. The Republican National Convention in July may be the nominee’s best chance to make his case to the rest of the party faithful.
“One benefit of winning over the party leadership for Trump, Payne suggested, would be getting more of those surrogates and allies out …

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