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Trumps Controversial Words May Change the Balance of Power in the Senate
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Trumps Controversial Words May Change the Balance of Power in the Senate

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As Republican candidate, Donald Trump, continues to insult and attack people based on race, ethnicity, sex, or disability, fellow Republicans who refuse to disavow his bigotry may sacrifice their seats in the Senate for supporting a candidate who is alienating so many American Citizens.

Diversity Inc’s article by Kaitlyn D’Onofrio, “Anti-Trump Movement May Shape Senate”, mentions several candidate’s risking their position and reputation including Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.),

“For some Democrats hoping to win the Senate seats in their states, their Republican opponents’ support for Trump may play a role in who wins the race.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) expressed his support for the Republican Party’s nominee back in May, criticizing Republicans who have not yet done the same.

“You have to listen to people that have chosen the nominee of our Republican Party,” he said. “I think it would be foolish to ignore them.”

McCain’s endorsement came following Trump’s previous attacks on the senator and other prisoners of war, saying, “I like people who weren’t captured.”

McCain’s support for Trump may affect the race in part due to his state’s Latino population. Trump’s repeated attacks on Latinos and Mexican immigrants have contributed to an unfavorable rating of 74 percent by Latinos in the United States, according to a recent Fox News poll. Arizona’s population is 30.5 percent Latino, and Latinos are expected to comprise 17 percent of Arizona’s registered voters this year. Read the full article at DiversityInc.com.

Following are Twitter handles for some Senators who appear to support the #hatespeech, #VoteThemOut:

@LindseyGrahamSC
@Burrforsenate
@PatToomey
@MarkKirk
@RoyBlunt
@robportman
@KellyAyotte