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House GOP running as the blue-collar party, finishing rebranding that Trump began in 2016

Posted on AllSides March 10th, 2022
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House Republicans are taking a page out of former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign playbook and rebranding the GOP as the working man’s party.

On a range of issues from immigration to trade to mandates, Republicans say their party has become a refuge for blue-collar voters who are increasingly alienated by an elitist and authoritarian Democratic Party.

“The left, which now controls the Democrat Party, has made them the party of the super mega-wealthy who live on the coasts and people who don’t work. The Republican Party is everybody else,” Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio...

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