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James Lambert @hellofasandwich
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New thread: A compendium of GOP wake-up calls!
1. We start off back on Oct. 26, 2017:

“[GOP Rep. Tom] Cole said that some members needed to wake up and realize they face tough reelection fights and that he expected GOP leaders to try to push them to get moving.”…
2. 11/8/17, after #VAGov and #NJGov:

“Voters are taking their anger out at the president, and the only way they can do that is by going after Republicans on the ballot,” said Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa. “If this isn’t a wake-up call, I don’t know what is.”…
3. Bonus #VAGov wake-up call, from 11/8/17:

“Last night should serve as a wake-up call to the Republican Party,” said Corry Bliss, executive director of the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC aligned with House Republican leadership.…
4. 12/13/17, after Doug Jones won #ALSen:

“Asked whether the results should be viewed as a wake-up call, Mississippi-based GOP strategist Austin Barbour replied, “Hell yes.”…
5. 1/17/18, after losing WI #SD10:

Scott Walker: “Senate District 10 special election win by a Democrat is a wake up call for Republicans in Wisconsin.”…
6. 3/2/18:

Cruz/Abbott pollster Chris Wilson, commenting on the TX primary early vote: “These numbers should be a wake-up call to every single Republican running in Texas”…

3/7/18: “Speaking to reporters Wednesday in Washington, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) called Tuesday's primary a “wake-up call.”…

3/14/18: “Prepare to bear down," warned National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), who kicked off the huddle by calling the race [#PA18] “a wake-up call,” said one person in attendance.…
9. 4/8/18: Scott Walker: ”We had a bit of a wake-up call on Tuesday, [because] for the first time in about 20 years in an open seat for the Supreme Court, a liberal judge defeated a conservative judge."…
10. 4/25/18: “Leading House Republicans acknowledged Wednesday that a narrow win in a special congressional contest in Arizona was another wake-up call for a party bracing for formidable midterm elections in November.”…
11. 7/17/18: GOP Consultant: “These guys need to wake up and take a look in the mirror and decide — do they want to be reelected?”…
12. 7/26/18: “[Kevin] McCarthy sat House Republicans down Thursday for a combination pep talk and wake-up call before they leave Washington for a five-week recess.”…
13. 8/8/18: GOP pollster Frank Luntz on the close call in #OH12: “That district has been Republican in 48 out of 50 years. That’s not a wake-up call. That’s a hit in the head with a baseball bat.”…
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