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Win or lose, Trump's new GOP is here to stay

Aug 19, 2020 - Politico
Board and Executive Moves

With long-tenured Republican House members retiring and hardcore Trump acolytes taking their places, the party of Lincoln is becoming the party of Trump.

Whether he wins reelection or not, President Donald Trump is remaking the Republican Party for years to come, as candidates ride to Congress by studiously observing the new first commandment of GOP primaries: The Trumpiest person wins.

Dozens of safe-seat Republican veterans are retiring in 2020, some of whom have only grudgingly ac...