Will Impeachment Talk Affect The Midterms?

A FiveThirtyEight Chat

What role will the prospect of impeaching President Trump play in the 2018 midterms? Namely, can Republicans employ the threat that “Democrats will impeach Trump if they win the House/Senate” as a way to spur base turnout? Or, to take it from the Democrats’ point of view, do they need to avoid impeachment talk? (Which they seem to have largely done so far.)

There’s potentially a difference between “Republicans get to play defense/counterstrike on impeachment “and “Republicans invoke impeachment as a wedge issue when Democrats aren’t bringing it up much.”

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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. Know 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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