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What happens to Florida Trump campaign if RNC cuts off money



If the Republican National Committee makes good on the talk of cutting off funds to the Donald Trump, we can A) probably expect a lawsuit because Trump helped raise a lot of the money in question and B) a nightmare for the Trump campaign left in Florida. 

The Republican get-out-the-vote effort is almost entirely run by the RNC, so the Trump campaign would lose hundreds of specially trained volunteers and paid staffers helping their effort. Republican phone bankers and mailers would likely cease mentioning Trump and only talk about Marco Rubio and other Republicans on the ballot. Trump would lose access to dozens of offices.

But Trump's Florida campaign would likely be better off than the GOP nominee's campaigns in other battleground states. That's because roughly 30 staffers on the Florida campaign are being funded by the Trump campaign, rather than the RNC. 

[Last modified: Sunday, October 9, 2016 9:44am]


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