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  Memo to GOP: Forget 2016. Start thinking 2018 and 2020.
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Last EditedRP  Aug 30, 2016 08:56am
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AuthorTom C. Korologos and Richard V. Allen
News DateFriday, August 26, 2016 02:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionTrump will drag down the entire ticket, but it is vital that Republicans maintain control of the Senate, if possible, and at the very least, the House.

With a Republican House, attention-getting hearings can be held every week on the inevitable missteps in a Clinton administration. The domestic scene, from the economy to health care to trade to infrastructure, will quickly ripen for congressional oversight.

Pending Supreme Court nominees still require 60 votes for cloture, and although the pressure to confirm nominees will be heavy, it is not unheard of to vote against justices (think about Robert Bork) or to postpone confirmation hearings indefinitely. Sometimes doing nothing in the Senate is doing something.
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