Trump allies want to turn midterms into ‘impeachment referendum’

By Niall Stanage of The Hill

Influential figures close to President Trump want to make the midterm elections a referendum on his performance — and on his possible impeachment.

The people advancing this view are mostly veterans of the 2016 campaign, including Trump’s first campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, former deputy campaign manager David Bossie and Trump’s erstwhile chief strategist Stephen Bannon.

Democratic enthusiasm in the elections is likely to be sky-high, given the broad liberal antipathy to the president. The best way to counteract that, the cadre of loyalists believe, is to make the stakes high enough to draw hordes of conservative voters to the polls.

The possibility of Democrats pushing for Trump’s impeachment could be just the issue to draw those voters to the polls.

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About Radnor Reports

Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Known as a coalition builder, he has participated in election campaigns and legislative efforts in the United States and several other countries.
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