The GOP rancher trying to save Idaho from the far right

Trump’s candidate lost by almost 21 points. For this week’s episode of Playbook Deep Dive, we sat down with Ellis at her cattle ranch in eastern Idaho to understand how the state’s GOP establishment delivered this stinging rebuke to Trumpism. Transcribed excerpts from that conversation are below, edited for length and readability. Of the candidates…

How the GOP has dealt with ‘replacement theory,’ before and after shootings

Placeholder while article actions load After a mass shooting apparently driven by racism in Buffalo this weekend, a former member of House GOP leadership didn’t mince words. “The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism,” Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) tweeted Monday morning. “History has taught us that what begins with words…

Live updates | DeWine wins GOP primary for Ohio governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine won his party’s nomination for a second term in office despite angering many conservatives early in the pandemic with aggressive stay-at-home mandates and business shutdowns. DeWine on Tuesday topped three far-right opponents, including former U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, who painted the governor as a moderate not aligned…