REPUBLICANS

Freedom Caucus Not Intimated by Trump

Members mocked Trump’s threat to fight them at the ballot box in 2018.

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Karyn Bruggeman
March 31, 2017, 11:21 a.m.

“[A]fter Pres­id­ent Trump on Thursday warned the Free­dom Caucus that he would ‘fight them’ when they face re-elec­tion next year,” they were “hardly cower­ing in fear. In­stead … mem­bers of the Free­dom Caucus re­turned fire. … Trump’s at­tack on fel­low Re­pub­lic­ans was only the latest and most high pro­file in the in­creas­ingly open war­fare with­in the party that con­trols Wash­ing­ton but has struggled to gets its le­gis­lat­ive agenda off the ground.” (New York Times)

WO­MEN’S HIS­TORY MONTH. The Re­pub­lic­an Na­tion­al Com­mit­tee re­leased a video series for Wo­men’s His­tory Month. “The series fo­cuses on the chal­lenges and ac­com­plish­ments wo­men in the GOP have faced, and the ad­vice they would give to the next gen­er­a­tion of Re­pub­lic­an wo­men. The videos fea­ture Kel­ly­anne Con­way, Linda McMa­hon, Con­gress­man Mar­sha Black­burn, RNC Chief of Staff Sara Arm­strong, and RNC Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­ficer Mag­gie Boyd.” (re­lease)

PENNSYLVANIA GOP. “The city and state Re­pub­lic­an Parties will join a Green Party can­did­ate in a fed­er­al law­suit chal­len­ging the res­ults of a spe­cial elec­tion in North Phil­adelphia. … The March 21 spe­cial elec­tion for state rep­res­ent­at­ive in the 197th Dis­trict” was sub­ject to “com­plaints of wide­spread voter fraud. Demo­crat­ic write-in can­did­ate Emilio Vazquez won the elec­tion, beat­ing Green Party write-in can­did­ate Cheri Honkala and Re­pub­lic­an Lucinda Little, the lone can­did­ate with her name on the bal­lot.” (Phil­adelphia In­quirer)

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