Tales from the Trail
Republican presidential candidates piled on the Federal Reserve during the so-called “undercard” debate in Milwaukee on Tuesday night, accusing the U.S. central bank of keeping interest rates artificially low to boost the economy and help out the White House.
By Brendan O’Brien
Hundreds of demonstrators on Tuesday welcomed GOP candidates to Milwaukee with a rousing, colorful and at times tense rally calling for a $15 minimum hourly wage, immigration reform and racial equality.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may have gotten dinged to the “undercard” debate for the fourth Republican showing, but he came out swinging in the earlier event at main Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush had people talking on Tuesday, but not in anticipation of his appearance on the fourth televised GOP debate.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz is methodically building up a state-of-the-art nationwide grassroots network to help lift him over the establishment voting bloc in the GOP presidential primary. While the tools have started small, they are allowing Cruz supporters to reach potential new donors and new voters to build a more loyal base of support than his competitors may have.