Why The Republican Name Gets Tarnished

Former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele is claiming that under President Trump the Republican “R” is now a “scarlet letter.”

Steele claims, “I was on the ballot in 2006 and remember kind of pushing against that scarlet letter, the “R” at that time. That scarlet letter is now back in play for the Democrats — and a bigger emphasis on it this time. And they have the advantage right now.”

“The question I think politically for the RNC is; how do you develop that ground game to make sure your base…is not just focused on the president, but those candidates that are also going to be on the ballot in his name.”