Baltimore City Council condemns Trump's rhetoric, days before his visit

Kelly Ayotte

Focus on Trump shouldn't give other Republicans a free pass

Focus on Trump shouldn't give other Republicans a free pass

The Hillary Clinton campaign is relentlessly focusing on the defects of Donald Trump rather than the defects of the Republican agenda. That's understandable, and it could be a winning strategy. But it has pitfalls.

The campaign's goal is to attract a wide swath of voters who might ordinarily lean Republican on issues, as well as unenthusiastic Democrats who need the specter of a Trump presidency to get to the polls.

As Ms. Clinton told a crowd a few weeks ago at the American Legion convention in Cincinnati, "this is not a normal election" and "the debates are not the normal disagreements between Republicans and Democrats."

One new Clinton ad, for...

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