Government & Politics

Government & Politics

Libertarian nominee blames ‘troll army’ for rumor that running mate might quit

Friends of William Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts whose presence on the Libertarian ticket has given boosts in fundraising and gravitas, have said for days that Donald Trump’s recovery in the polls had given him second thoughts about running as a “spoiler.” Weld has called that “wishful thinking,” and at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, the party’s presidential nominee, Gary Johnson, dismissed the rumors with an unprintable word.

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Deep Background: Dissecting the Clinton, Trump campaigns ahead of first debate

As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton prepare for their historic first debate, Star reporters Dave Helling, Steve Kraske and Scott Canon dissect the campaigns' approach. What must the Democrat accomplish? What are Trump's challenges? And how has the media covered this unique campaign? All on Deep Background, the Star's podcast.
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Deep Background: Dissecting the Clinton, Trump campaigns ahead of first debate 4:17

Deep Background: Dissecting the Clinton, Trump campaigns ahead of first debate

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