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TPM reporter Tierney Sneed looked at how Donald Trump is already becoming an issue in the Senate races in key, Hispanic-heavy battleground states. Already, some GOP candidates hoping to take Marco Rubio's seat in Florida have had to weigh in on Trump's immigration stances. Trump's position could become even more of a potent issue if his former adviser Roger Stone decided to run, as he floated in May.
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From a TPM Prime member: “What will the rise of Trump mean for the GOP's House and Senate campaigns? Is he sucking all of the air out of the right or is he signaling a broader shift in the GOP? If we start seeing more radical challengers in the other primaries, and some success there then I think that we really do have to start worrying.... I remember the pundit class was claiming that 2014 showed the Tea Party was losing strength, when I thought the real truth was that the Tea Party ideology had become orthodox.”
Related: Trump's derogatory comments about Latinos could threaten the GOP's chances in several key Senate races.
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