Saturday, June 4, 2016

Trump Can’t Seal the Deal with Swing-State Republican Establishment

When Donald Trump comes to Cleveland this summer to claim the Republican nomination, he’ll do it an eight-minute drive away from the George V. Voinovich Bridge. He’ll be eight minutes in the other direction from Voinovich Atrium at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and just a few minutes farther from Voinovich Bicentennial Park.
Former Ohio Gov. George Voinovich
But as of now, Trump will be without the backing of George Voinovich himself, the former Ohio governor and senator —and one of the state’s favorite Republican sons — who has yet to throw his support behind the presumptive GOP nominee.
Trump’s swing-state trouble isn’t limited to Voinovich. While national Republican leaders have largely gotten on board, a host of key establishment figures in Ohio and Florida — including current Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Gov. Bob Taft, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Curbelo and other influential Latino leaders in Florida — are still refusing to get behind the GOP nominee.
“He has, over the campaign, talked about lots of things, and what he’s talked about in his solutions to these things have raised a lot of eyebrows,” said Voinovich, counting himself as one of what he described as many Ohioans who have serious concerns about Trump’s plans for everything from the debt to international alliances. “I mean, the point is, people are dismayed at some of the stuff.”
He went on to add, “He’s got a lot of work to do between now and the election to reach out, not only to Republicans, but to independents who have serious questions about whether he’s able to get the job done.”
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