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Where do they stand on Trump?

Monday, Jul 11, 2016

* The Cook Political Report has compiled a list of where Republican congresscritters stand on Donald Trump. I’ve added Illinois names in brackets after each category

1 True Believers (14) - endorsed Trump by name before the Indiana primary [N/A]
2 Eager Unifiers (66) - endorsed Trump by name after the Indiana primary [Shimkus]
3 Reluctant Endorsers (59) - has endorsed Trump by name, with reservations [Bost, LaHood]
4 Non-Namers (48) - has stated support for the “nominee,” but not by name [R. Davis]
5 Quiet Observers (27) - hasn’t made a definitive public statement regarding Trump [Roskam]
6 Hesitant Holdouts (20) - publicly undecided on whether to support Trump [Hultgren, Kinzinger]
7 True Skeptics (13) - has stated he/she will not vote for or endorse Trump [Dold]

…Adding… Related…

Bernard Schoenburg: Rep. Davis says Trump meeting went well: “I don’t agree with everything Donald Trump says and the stances he puts out, and I don’t agree with everything Mark Kirk says and the stances that he puts out. But they’re both the Republican candidates on the ballot, and … I’m going to support them both,” Davis said. In early June, Davis called “racist and unacceptable” Trump’s initial criticism of a federal judge, born in Indiana but of Mexican descent, presiding over a case involving Trump University. But Davis didn’t withdraw support for Trump at the time. And in the interview Friday, when asked about a tweet Trump’s campaign disseminated in early July featuring a picture of HILLARY CLINTON, $100 bills and a six-pointed star many took to be the Jewish Star of David, Davis said, “I don’t think I can comment on his intent” or reaction. “I don’t agree with everything that any candidate at any level of office says 100 percent of the time,” Davis said.

…Adding More… Cheri Bustos’ GOP opponent backs Trump. It’s not yet clear where Bill Foster’s opponent stands.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

12 Comments
  1. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 11, 16 @ 10:52 am:

    Now we know who to vote out first!


  2. - @MisterJayEm - Monday, Jul 11, 16 @ 11:00 am:

    “Quiet Observers”?

    Where I come from, we call that ‘Yella’.

    – MrJM


  3. - Federalist - Monday, Jul 11, 16 @ 11:10 am:

    You can think whatever you want about Trump the reality is that the above names are establishment Republicans. They are opposed to him not just because of his big mouth but also they have no control over him and he is not a part of their ‘group.’

    Some such as Dold are big amnesty supporters and that makes Trump particularly a problem for them.


  4. - A guy - Monday, Jul 11, 16 @ 11:14 am:

    During the primary, there came a time when people had rationalized their reasons for supporting Trump with their vote. They were the group that just didn’t say what they were doing. They don’t want to argue, they don’t want to have to justify it to anyone else. They just started to relate with some, more, or most of what Trump was saying. They’re not wearing buttons, hats or putting up signs, but they are voting.

    It’s not “yella”. It’s beige.


  5. - Not Alan Keyes - Monday, Jul 11, 16 @ 11:20 am:

    Or maybe they have principles. Not endorsing the nominee at this point is not an easy political position


  6. - jimk849 - Monday, Jul 11, 16 @ 11:41 am:

    Holding out now can pay bad dividends later. If Trump should win I’m sure he will play hardball politics as he has been a hardball businessman.


  7. - illini - Monday, Jul 11, 16 @ 11:45 am:

    Not surprising that my Congressman is an “Eager Unifier”. At least he has been true to the image he has created for himself foe the past 20 years in DC. Never a Profile in Courage here!


  8. - Rich Miller - Monday, Jul 11, 16 @ 11:57 am:

    ===also they have no control over him===

    Maybe that applies to the national pro types in the think tanks and what-not, but Bob Dold?

    C’mon.


  9. - steve schnorf - Monday, Jul 11, 16 @ 12:34 pm:

    In that same report, Bernie says Congressman Davis (whom I totally support) says that Trump is the same in person as he is in public. That’s really scary.


  10. - @MisterJayEm - Monday, Jul 11, 16 @ 12:38 pm:

    A Republican elected official, running in a ‘Solid R’ district, who can’t muster the guts to make “a definitive public statement regarding Trump”?

    Yella.

    – MrJM


  11. - Federalist - Monday, Jul 11, 16 @ 1:39 pm:

    Rich,

    Oh come on, you must realize that Dold is very much an establishment type Republican and part of the Boehner/Ryan group.

    They want the party as is and that means they have control. Probably much less if Trump were President.

    Think about it for a nanosecond and you should be able to figure that out and see the overall implications.


  12. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 11, 16 @ 1:51 pm:

    – Quiet Observers (27) - hasn’t made a definitive public statement regarding Trump [Roskam]–

    LOL, this is the guy who trotted out an “Obama Voters for Roskam” website in 2008.

    He can’t clear his throat now?

    I think “yella” applies.


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