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TheChat: Kevin Yoder blasted for backing Donald Trump despite `crazy’ statements


Just one more full week to go before Election Day 2016. Yahooooo!

▪ “Well, I’m a Republican, so I’m going to be supporting the Republican nominee, no matter what crazy things he says.” — Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder speaking to Cub Scouts this month in Lenexa.

Democrats have seized on the comments, which were made shortly after Donald Trump was caught on tape bragging about how he handles women, as “shameless.” Said his opponent, Jay Sidie, in a fund-raising email Thursday: “It’s clear that Yoder is too beholden to political party lines to stand up to the bigoted, childish and sexist things that his party’s nominee has said.”

▪ “Whenever you have elections, you’re going to have people who are willing to cheat.” — Missouri state Rep. Shamed Dogan, a Republican, on why he backs a voter ID constitutional amendment.

Democrats continue to dispute the need for the amendment, saying voter fraud is almost non-existent in the state.

▪ “As Clinton solidifies her advantage, Democrats are turning more of their money from the presidential race to Senate races, giving Democrats a last-minute boost in cash.” — Nathan Gonzales, a political analyst with the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report.

That trend appears to be playing out in Missouri. (link courtesy of

▪ “And just thinking to myself right now, we should just cancel the election and just give it to Trump, right? What are we even having it for? What are we having it for?” — Trump on Trump in Toledo, Ohio, on Thursday.

Trump’s point, we think, was that Hillary Clinton’s policies are “so bad” that there’s no point in even having an election. Make sense? Didn’t think so.