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Establishment Republicans mystified by their base should look at Ed Gillespie’s campaign

Original story at Vox• 2 mentions • 5 days ago

“Republicans,” reported Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns recently in the New York Times on the never-ending turmoil in GOP ranks, “are increasingly mystified by their own grass roots, an electorate they thought they knew, and distressed that a wave of turnover in their ranks could fundamentally change the character of Congress.” The story, which is excellent, details angst around two races. First, there is the Alabama Senate race where the nominated standard-bearer, former Judge Roy Moore, thinks there are American communities living under Sharia law and was twice thrown off the state bench for defying federal court orders. And in ...