ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE

Police Violence Highlights Trump, Clinton Failure to Unify

Both major parties have yet to air ads in Wisconsin.

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Ally Mutnick
July 11, 2016, 9:28 a.m.

“No mo­ment in the 2016 pres­id­en­tial cam­paign has cried out more for a uni­fy­ing can­did­ate than the po­lice shoot­ings of two black men last week and the en­su­ing na­tion­al up­roar, fol­lowed by the shock­ing sniper am­bush that killed five po­lice of­ficers in Dal­las. … And no oth­er mo­ment has re­vealed more starkly how hard it is for” real es­tate mogul Don­ald Trump (R) and former Sec­ret­ary of State Hil­lary Clin­ton (D) “to be­come that can­did­ate. … Nev­er have two pres­id­en­tial nom­in­ees been as un­pop­u­lar as … Trump and … Clin­ton, and they are not fully trus­ted by their own parties nor show­ing sig­ni­fic­ant cros­sov­er ap­peal in the polls.” Trump, “the self-de­scribed cham­pi­on of law and or­der, is also the polit­ic­al fig­ure many people blame for sow­ing di­vi­sion and hatred with his at­tacks on il­leg­al im­mig­rants, Muslims, Mex­ic­ans and oth­ers. Rather than de­fuse ten­sion, he elec­tri­fies crowds and van­quishes rivals through pro­voca­tions that he de­lights in call­ing polit­ic­ally in­cor­rect.” (New York Times)

MISS­ING OUT. “The pres­id­en­tial ad wars have be­gun, and they’re be­ing waged al­most en­tirely in nine key states. Wis­con­sin isn’t one of them. … Is this state, which has voted Demo­crat­ic for pres­id­ent sev­en times in a row, a true pres­id­en­tial battle­ground? Or is it not really in play?” (Mil­wau­kee Journ­al Sen­tinel)

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