Whit Ayres’ comments in the Washington Post regarding the Republican coalition and winning the presidency in 2016:
Winning the White House, Republicans say, is next to impossible without Virginia’s 13 electoral votes.
“You can do it without Virginia, but it makes the task substantially more difficult,” said Whit Ayres, a Republican pollster. Ayres predicted that intraparty feuding would dissipate with the emergence of a GOP nominee.
“No candidate from a particular faction of the Republican Party is going to win the nomination — no one faction is large enough,” he said. “Consequently, despite animosity and disagreements, each faction needs the other to be successful.”
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