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How Republicans can still screw up a winnable seat in New Hampshire

It’s hard to put a positive spin on the Republican Senate class of candidates when the party’s leader in the Senate can’t even muster the energy to fake it.

“I think there’s probably a higher chance of the House changing its mind than the Senate,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said at an event in Kentucky earlier this month. “Senate races are just different: They’re statewide, the quality of the candidates has a lot to do with the outcome.”

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As bad as things are for the party — Mehmet”accredited“Oz and Blake”everyone go read the unabomberTeachers are following their Democrat enemies significantly in purple states: Republicans are poised to add another deeply flawed candidate to the team.

Retired Army Brigadier General Don Bolduc appears to be leading the Republican pack in New Hampshire, according to the few polls that have been conducted. A recent one from St. Anselm College shows him doubling down on Chuck Morse, the vapid but preferred president of the state Senate.

Unfortunately, Bolduc is an unfiltered conspiracy theorist, someone who befriends Michael Flynn and calls the state’s popular Republican governor a “sympathizer with Chinese communism” whose family business “supports terrorism.” And he just waits until he hears his thoughts on the 17th Amendment.

For Republicans, nominating a crackpot in this state is no small embarrassment. Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) has been considered one of the most vulnerable incumbents since she began the primary season nearly 100 years ago. She just got her first win of 2016 and still puts up lackluster approval numbers in the state.

While McConnell’s jab at his potential future colleagues was remarkably lacking in accountability, he may regret not drafting New Hampshire’s governor. Chris Sununu (R) to run (Sununu said McConnell’s comprehensive opposition strategy made the idea of ​​working in the Senate repellent) as one of the biggest missed opportunities of the cycle.

Here are five things to know about Bolduc ahead of the New Hampshire primary on September 13, the last contest of the year.

1. Weirdly, Chris Sununu, the ‘Chinese Communism sympathizer’, is not a fan.

“He’s not a serious candidate, he really isn’t, and if he were the Republican candidate, I have no doubt we’d have a much harder time,” Sununu said of Bolduc on local New Hampshire radio WGIR. “He’s kind of a conspiracy theorist-type candidate.”

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who has declared himself on a mission to unseat Sununu, agrees with his possible removal on Bolduc’s shortcomings.

“Chuck Morse, Kevin Smith and others would make the general election competitive,” Lewandowski he told the politician of other Republicans in the race. “It makes it a winnable seat.”

Republicans in the state generally seek to boost Morse, who McConnell also said would be a good candidate after Sununu crushed Republican hopes and dreams.

2. But… what about the Trump kingmaker?

Like a teenager who hoards a piece of paper with his crush’s handwriting on it, Bolduc has previously campaigned on the one shred of praise former President Donald Trump has thrown at him.

In 2021: “Congratulations to General Don Bolduc for his incredible presentation on Mark Milley, the Taliban and China’s all-time favorite general!” Trump cheered through his Save America PAC after Bolduc favorably impressed him on Fox and Friends.

However, that exclamatory fact has been followed by silence. Trump joined a different Republican when Bolduc sought to unseat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) in 2020, and has yet to enter this year’s battle.

Lewandowski, touting his pea-in-a-pod relationship with the former president, has suggested that Trump will not endorse Bolduc.

The Republican field right now in New Hampshire is unsettled and largely indecisive — the perfect environment for an incumbent endorsement to shake things up.

3. He is a constant election denier.

If Bolduc wins Trump’s support, it will probably have something to do with his commitment to doubt the results of the 2020 election, and promises to challenge the results of the next one, he should be called upon to do so.

“I thought there was an enormous amount of fraud,” he told the New Yorker, adding, “The FBI and the Supreme Court need to act quickly when election irregularities surface and not ignore them like they did in 2020.”

He also signed a May 2021 letter which begins with: “Our nation is in grave danger. We are in a fight for our survival as a Constitutional Republic like never before since our founding in 1776. The conflict is between the supporters of socialism and Marxism versus the supporters of freedom and constitutional freedom.” It becomes a mixtape of great MAGA hits.

Any buyer’s remorse now, a year later and a year closer to having to appeal to some independents and conservative Democrats to win the seat?

“I signed a letter with 120 other generals and admirals saying that Donald Trump won the election and damn it, I stay out of it” [it]Bolduc said during a debate in August.

4. It is innovative in its anti-government arguments.

During that same debate, which Morse skipped, Bolduc planted his flags on other hot-button issues in political discourse, such as the 17th Amendment.

He said he supports repealing the amendment, which requires direct election of senators. Before it was ratified in 1913, that power rested with state legislatures. In an interesting coincidence, Republicans control both houses of the New Hampshire state legislature.

Bolduc also pondered whether we should do away with the FBI altogether.

“The first question we need to ask ourselves is, do we still need the FBI? If we answer no to that question, then let’s get rid of them,” he said. said. The comments came on the heels of the Mar-a-Lago raid.

In a different debate last week, Bolduc neatly summed up his view of the government he’s trying to join, while rejecting the Inflation Reduction Act provision that allows Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices.

“Anything the government is involved in, it’s not good, it’s not working,” he said. said.

5. Play the hits.

Bolduc is also making a splash with his foreign policy stances. In the past year, he has called for the US military to “get on the ground” in Ukraine. He is also completely embraced the theory that the COVID-19 pandemic is “China’s fault”, because they developed it in a laboratory and let it slip away.

Back in the US, he called the Black Lives Matter protesters “domestic terrorists” and accused Bill Gates and George Soros of funding “domestic terrorist organizations” during the 2020 protests.

He has also been an avid anti-vaccine, again crediting Gates with unrivaled supervillainy. The billionaire, Bolduc posits, wants to use the COVID-19 vaccine as an excuse to implant computer chips into an unwitting population.

“The only bracelets they are going to put on me are the handcuffs, because I am fighting for my individual rights, my constitutional rights”, Bolduc said in a May 2020 YouTube video. “And the only chip I’m getting is a Dorito.”

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