Jim Christiana

GOP Senate hopeful sees peril in Trump loyalty

One of the candidates seeking the Republican Party nomination to challenge two-term Democratic Sen. Bob Casey suggested Thursday that backing President Donald Trump will be a losing strategy in next year's election.

Paul Addis — the only outspoken Trump critic in the GOP field in the Senate primary — said that the Republican election losses this week "should be a wake-up call" for the party.

"The electorate remains angry and frustrated," Addis said in a statement. "It's clear they are also demanding a great deal more from politicians and campaigns than loyalty to President Trump."

Addis, 64, is a first-time candidate who spent much of his...

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