Republicans see ticket to midterm election success in Kennedy's retirement


(Worthy News) - Republicans searching for that elusive issue to erase the Democrats’ critical edge in voter enthusiasm heading into the midterm elections believe they’ve found their golden ticket in the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Senior Republicans are predicting that the opportunity to replace Kennedy, a swing vote on the narrowly divided high court, with a young conservative who could tilt the court to the right and serve for decades, will galvanize the conservative base and motivate rank-and-file GOP voters to put any uneasiness with President Trump aside and stick with the party in November.

“This is every Democrat candidate’s worst nightmare, as it changes the game on turnout,” Republican pollster Chris Wilson told the Washington Examiner on Wednesday. “It doesn’t just close the enthusiasm gap, it injects rocket fuel into the evangelical base that helped Trump win swing states.” [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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