GOP Split Could Lead to a 3-way Presidential Race in 2020

The reasons for the Republicans' difficulties in redeeming their seven-year promise to repeal Obamacare range from President Donald Trump's erratic leadership and unfocused salesmanship to the unpopular GOP health proposal's inherent problems.But underlying their problems is a split in the Republican Party that existed before Trump's election and threatens to grow as House and Senate members confront the political fallout that could envelop them in the 2018 and 2020 elections.The way that the party's conservative majority has been resisting the concerns of more moderate senators and Republican governors raises the question whether this widening split could become a full-fledged rupture, leading to the first real three-way presidential race since Ross Perot's candidacy in 1992.And rather than hurting Trump's re-election prospects, a three-way race could actually enhance them.  Continue reading...

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