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Wed May 24, 2017, 09:52 AM

GOP turns to familiar foil amid Trump woes: Pelosi

House Republicans plan to mobilize the conservative base by tying the liberal leader to Democratic challengers.


House Republicans are turning to a reliable villain to rev up their listless base: Nancy Pelosi.

Afraid of the ripple effect of President Donald Trump’s early scandals, the GOP is looking to motivate conservative voters by painting all Democratic candidates with Pelosi’s “San Francisco liberal values.” It’s an old standby for Republicans, which they’re testing out again in special House elections in Montana and Georgia, where Democrats are running unexpectedly strong in GOP-friendly districts.

“I think we’ll see if it works. I believe it still works,” National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Stivers of Ohio said of the GOP focus on Pelosi.

Pelosi remains a deeply unpopular figure among GOP voters. She has only a 14 percent favorability rating with Republicans, according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday. And she doesn’t do much better with independents — just 20 percent of those voters view her favorably. But in what’s shaping up to be a tough environment for Republicans driven by Trump’s tumultuous administration, some Democrats are starting to think, or at least hope, that the Pelosi-bashing trick might be growing old.


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DonViejo May 2017 OP
Me. May 2017 #1

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Wed May 24, 2017, 10:43 AM

1. So Typical Of GOPers

Kick the woman

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