The GOP's Trump-driven transformation into a populist party representing the working class could reach a tipping point in the looming midterm elections – but Republicans may ultimately have Democrats to thank for helping to hasten that metamorphosis.
Democrats and groups aligned with them spent more than $53 million during the most recent primary cycle in a widespread gamble to boost numerous populist Republican challengers against more moderate or establishment GOP candidates in nine key states. The plan to prop up the so-called "fringe" GOP candidates hinged on a belief that when the general electorate was presented with a choice between a traditional Democrat and purportedly far-right Republicans, the Democrat would triumph easily.
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Marisa Herman ✉
Marisa Herman, a Newsmax senior reporter, focuses on major and investigative stories. A University of Florida graduate, she has more than a decade of experience as a reporter for newspapers, magazines, and websites.