Joe Heck Against The World, Chaffetz Promises ‘Years’ Of Clinton Investigations, And Trolls For Trump

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October 27th, 2016

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Joe Heck Against The World: Can A GOP Senate Hopeful Win Without Trump?

The Gist: Tempers are running high in a state with one of the most competitive Senate races in the country, with only two weeks to go.

Rep. Chaffetz Promises ‘Years’ Of Clinton Investigations If She’s Elected

The Gist: House Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is gearing up for “years” of investigations into Hillary Clinton’s record.

Trump Says Humayun Khan Would Be Alive If He Were President

The Gist: Trump repeated his claim from the second debate that Captain Humayun Khan would be alive if he were president.

From The Reporter’s Notebook

Hillary Clinton’s campaign introduced its closing argument Wednesday with two new TV ads, including one enlisting help from one of the most iconic voices in show business: Morgan Freeman, TPM’s Kristin Salaky reported. The two spots, “Example” and “Families First” position family issues as the focus of a Clinton presidency.

Agree or Disagree?

Josh Marshall: “Much of Trump’s rhetoric is a classic example of the high pressure sales pitch when the seller is trying to close the sale. This is your last chance! This opportunity will not last. You need to act now! That style of selling is all about creating intense desire and need but also an acute fear of loss, collapsing the time in which a decision can be made. When he’s trying to close, that kind of salesperson will throw everything into the mix, make the wildest, often nonsensical claims, to up the pressure and get the mark to ‘yes’. You hear this again and again with Trump, especially in recent weeks.”

Say What?!

“You are fascinated with sex, and you don’t care about public policy.”

– An interview between Fox News’ Megyn Kelly and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich went off the rails on Tuesday night.

BUZZING: Today in the Hive

From a TPM Prime member: “This is gonna be the punishment [Trump] inflicts on them for not supporting him enough. This is laying the groundwork for saving face. He will tell his followers the GOP did not help him and betrayed him and them. He’ll say Ryan really wanted Hillary Clinton to be President. He will say he stopped fundraising because he could not spend his beloved supporters money for GOP candidates. He can’t get revenge on anyone else. But he can revenge himself on the GOP. I suspect this is the final endgame — he will bash the GOP more and more.”

Related: The Donald Trump campaign has wound down its major joint fundraising efforts with the Republican National Committee.

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What We’re Reading

Trolls for Trump. (The New Yorker)

Inside Trump Tower. (Bloomberg)