Koch endorsement shows donor class still prefers Trump to populist alternative

Posted on AllSides November 29th, 2023
From The Right

Seven years ago, Republican donors failed to coalesce around an alternative to Donald Trump, allowing a candidate who was under 30% nationally as late as February 2016 to walk away with the nomination as a divided field could never top his celebrity power.

This cycle, Trump is in a stronger position, but, particularly in the early states, he is still below a majority of Republican support. Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is best positioned to beat Trump, especially in Iowa. The problem for other candidates, especially Nikki Haley, is that DeSantis...

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