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How will Republicans down-ticket play the Trump card in their own particular races?  Some are embracing him when the makeup of their district/state doesn't make political sense.  Others are running from him when perhaps the tea party sentiment favors a Trump embrace.

Each candidate will need to decide.  What makes it even more tricky?  Trumps waffling ways.  Right?  Think about it - one minute he's for Planned Parenthood.  The next, he thinks abortion in any instance is wrong.  Yet how does a lawmaker fashion public policy from that morass?

I think it would make for a great show.  I think I could help get some pols to participate.  Just a thought.  be well. 

-- In a general election, Trump could disrupt the electoral map in surprising ways. While the coverage has focused on House Republicans in moderate districts (like Bob Dold from suburban Chicago) who could get wiped out, Trump could also fare better than a conventional Republican in places like western Pennsylvania or the Iron Range of northern Minnesota. This perhaps explains why a Republican House member like Pennsylvania Rep. Tom Marino backed Trump last night. Marino told Politico that Trump has “overwhelming support” in his district because “he’s the man for the unprotected ... not the protected, not for the Wall Street people, not for the DC insiders, but for the hard-working taxpayers.”

How will Republicans down-ticket play the Trump card in their own particular races?  Some are embracing him when the makeup of their district/state doesn't make political sense.  Others are running from him when perhaps the tea party sentiment favors a Trump embrace.

Each candidate will need to decide.  What makes it even more tricky?  Trumps waffling ways.  Right?  Think about it - one minute he's for Planned Parenthood.  The next, he thinks abortion in any instance is wrong.  Yet how does a lawmaker fashion public policy from that morass?