Tony Smith

Tony Smith, a University of California, Irvine, professor of political science and the law, said Republicans can be competitive in statewide elections but lack a clear message. The trend he’s seen has been the consolidation of the party on right-wing values  …. Republicans are failing to get a coherent message across, he said, because of the party’s “identity crisis.” “It’s hard to imagine it being a competitive race given what happened,” Smith said. “There would have to be an abject economic disaster.”
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