With all eyes on Donald Trump’s visit to Capitol Hill this week, vulnerable Republican Senators and Senate candidates are going to have a difficult time hiding from the onslaught of Trump-related questions and from the candidate himself. Since the NRSC was already having a difficult cycle before Trump became their presumptive presidential nominee – struggling with recruitment and dealing with twenty-four seats up for reelection – and since “Senate Republicans are already very, very tired of Trump questions,” the DSCC is offering up some simple disguises to use to avoid the Trump-induced media storm.
We carefully labeled the masks so the NRSC could distribute them to Senators Pat Toomey, Kelly Ayotte, Rob Portman, Mark Kirk, Roy Blunt, Ron Johnson, John McCain, Richard Burr, Chuck Grassley and Congressmen Todd Young, Joe Heck, Ron DeSantis and David Jolly…
“We’re guessing the vulnerable Senators and Senate candidates could use a hand avoiding the Trump questions they’re clearly very tired of, especially as they try to dodge Trump as he takes Capitol Hill this week,” said Lauren Passalacqua, DSCC National Press Secretary. “But unfortunately for the NRSC and its candidates, these disguises won’t hide these candidates’ out-of-touch records or the fact that these Senators and Senate candidates have repeatedly pledged to support Trump. Maybe they should try a chicken suit?”
Monday, May 16, 2016
I Just Had to Share
From the DSCC press release: