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GOP donors, fearful of Trump-fueled electoral rout, direct big money down-ballot

August 12, 2016
Matea Gold, Anu Narayanswamy | The Washington Post
Billionaire Paul Singer was an early and generous backer of Mitt Romney in the 2012 campaign, investing $1 million in a super PAC supporting the Republican presidential nominee more than a year before the election.
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Mike Pence Campaigns With an Eye on His Own Future

August 12, 2016
Ashley Parker | The New York Times
As Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana was extolling Donald J. Trump to a crowd here on Tuesday as a “good man” who “speaks from his heart,” Mr. Trump was holding a rally just a few states south, with a decidedly different message — suggesting that gun owners could take action against Hillary Clinton.
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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Target Each Other’s Vulnerabilities

August 11, 2016
Beth Reinhard, Peter Nicholas | The Wall Street Journal
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton targeted each other’s political vulnerabilities Wednesday, with the GOP presidential nominee questioning his Democratic rival’s ethics and honesty while Mrs. Clinton stoked doubts about his unpredictability.
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Donald Trump’s new tax plan could have a big winner: Donald Trump’s companies

August 11, 2016
Jim Tankersley | The Washington Post
A little-noticed provision in Donald Trump’s tax reform plan has the potential to deliver a large tax cut to companies in the Republican presidential nominee’s vast business empire, experts say.
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Is split-ticket voting making a comeback? With Trump on the ballot, some Republicans hope so.

August 11, 2016
Karen Tumulty, Mary Jordan | The Washington Post
When Hillary Clinton and her vice-presidential running mate, Tim Kaine, took a celebratory bus tour through crucial Ohio after the Democratic National Convention, they got some unexpected company: Republican Sen. Rob Portman.
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Undecided Moms Say Clinton Will Win by Default

August 11, 2016
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
Donald Trump, with his unfiltered rhetoric and lack of political experience, may be ushering Hillary Clinton into the White House, according to self-described swing-voter moms, who are more resigned than enthusiastic about that prospect.
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Trump's long dalliance with violent rhetoric

August 11, 2016
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Beyond his own incendiary comments, he's done little to mute loose talk of killing Clinton and Obama.
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