Young gun Republicans fire first shots in 2020 race


CLEVELAND, Ohio: The 2016 US presidential election is more than 100 days away, but at the Republican convention in Cleveland the battle for the party’s 2020 White House nomination is already raging. The received political wisdom goes something like this: Donald Trump’s White House bid is doomed to fail and from the ashes a new generation of Republican leaders will emerge. Step forward Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio and Tom Cotton. Each man addressed the Republican delegates this week, showing face where an older generation of likeminded Republicans pointedly stayed away. “Most party leaders expect Trump to lose,” said Larry Sabato, head of the University of Virginia’s school of politics. “Many of them are not for Trump, and they aren’t happy that he has presented the party with loads of problems.”



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