Republicans see Trump as asset in quest to win state House
HARDIN, Ky. (AP) -
Some leading Kentucky Republicans seem unconcerned that Donald Trump's foibles will undermine their campaign to flip control of the state House. They see the GOP presidential nominee as an asset in their quest to complete their takeover of Kentucky government.
Republicans made flipping the House a theme of the Fancy Farm weekend signaling the start of fall campaigning.
The GOP needs a net gain of four seats to assume House control for the first time in nearly a century. Republicans solidly control the state Senate.
GOP congressional candidate James Comer predicts Trump will have coattails in Kentucky like "we've never seen before." He says Trump remains popular in the 1st Congressional District, despite having a "bad week nationally."
Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo says Trump's erratic behavior could become a hindrance for down-ballot Republicans.
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