Trump’s moves on immigration roil midterm campaign for both parties


#TIA – If Trump isn’t doubling down on immigration he’s probably quadrupling down. Anything to swing a vote.

President Trump’s vows to end birthright citizenship and dispatch a growing number of troops to the border have scrambled the final days of the midterm campaign for both parties — repelling moderate House Republicans in swing districts but prompting some red-state Senate Democrats to align themselves with Trump’s hard-line stances.

Those shifting alliances reflect how much Trump — while his party would like to focus on the economy and Democrats want the spotlight on health care — has dictated the rhetorical terms of the campaign. Trump on Wednesday launched a six-day, eight-state swing that will take him to conservative states as he seeks to retain GOP control of the Senate — with immigration sure to remain front and center.

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