The conservative Mormon candidate is on the verge of beating Trump and Clinton in deep-red Utah. But his campaign has bigger plans after 2016.
The campaign is adding new staffers on the ground and flying surrogates into the state in a bid to turn Utah blue, sources tell BuzzFeed News.
The Republican nominee wouldn’t commit to honoring the election’s results, setting up a reality finale on election night — and sending his supporters out to defend him citing Al Gore.
“If [Trump] is not discredited, in a full-throated way, by every Republican with credibility, it will send the party into a tailspin for decades.”
“If we don’t win this election, I don’t know what I’m going to do.”
“Trump stopped the bleeding with a strong second half of the debate, but he lost too many pints of it over the weekend.”
“I never believed the earlier stories about Trump losing Utah … Now, I’m honestly not sure. This feels different,” the state’s lieutenant governor tells BuzzFeed News.
A party unity event in Wisconsin descends into bitter shouting matches as Trump supporters heckle Paul Ryan. “Thanks a lot Paul for taking [Trump] away from us.”
“People commit adultery. It happens … Should we be shocked by it? No.”
Republican strategist Mindy Finn will join the anti-Trump ticket soon, a source tells BuzzFeed News.
Bipartisan unity in the spin room: “I think voters get turned off by almost everything in politics.”
“He wishes someone else could take the cup from him. … I’d say ‘weary martyr’ is a good way to describe him.”
After the debate on Long Island, Democrats were celebrating Donald Trump taking the bait.
Trump’s high-profile campaign manager has been credited with “taming” the candidate. But some insiders tell BuzzFeed News she may not be pulling the strings.
An angry Trump supporter left a message for McMullin’s Indian-American spokeswoman calling her a “frothing, libtard piece of shit Islamic dog,” among other things.
One of Donald Trump’s most unwavering characteristics: a staunch refusal to ever give his critics the last word.
“I’m losing faith in Hillary’s ability to win this easy-ass election.”
At the Values Voter Summit, the Republican nominee showed again that he’s never more bored and distracted than when he has to talk about God.
A spokesman for Republican Rep. Charles Boustany tells BuzzFeed News the allegations are “outrageous lies.”
“It has to be their calculation that they can drive up turnout in white working-class areas of battleground states to dizzying heights. Otherwise this move makes no sense 69 days from the election.”