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New Jersey Republicans went broke throwing doomed fundraiser at Trump’s golf club

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The Republican Party in Morris County is broke after losing money in a doomed fundraiser at Trump National Golf Club, reports The New Jersey Globe.

Republicans tried to drum up attendance by teasing the idea that President Trump would show up as a surprise guest. They asked registered attendees for social security numbers , the Globe reports, suggesting a presidential appearance. Trump was golfing at Mar-a-Lago for the President’s Day holiday weekend.

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The county party now has just $13,956 in its account headed into the June election, according to a report filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.

The organization raised $58,335 at their Trump event, but spent $64,000 to host it.

They paid $24,487 to Trump National and also paid Fox News funnyman Greg Gutfeld a $30,000 speaking fee.

This is one of a number of spendy fundraisers, the Globe reports, such as a Yankee Stadium event where they spent $5,700 for two ex-Yankee players to show up.

The site points out that the party has been in some close elections recently. Last year, State Sen. Anthony Bucco (R-Boonton) got 52% of the vote and almost lost to a Democrat.

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The party outside New York has been a republican stronghold for centuries—Democrats haven’t elected a county clerk since before the Civil War—but that may change as Republicans there struggle with a lack of funds and various legal problems.


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Restaurant owner kicks out ‘crazy’ Trump supporter who flashed a gun at employee who asked him to wear a mask

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A supporter of President Donald Trump was recently kicked out of a barbecue joint in Kansas after he flashed a gun at an employee who asked him to wear a face mask.

The Kansas City Star reports that a man wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat walked into the RJ’s Bob-Be-Que Shack in Mission, Kansas last week without wearing a face mask.

When he was asked to wear one by worker Arlo Kinsey, he said that he had an "exemption" to Kansas's statewide mask order -- after which he pulled up his shirt and revealed he was carrying a holstered gun.

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In Trump’s ‘murder the messenger’ White House ‘it’s survival of the morally sickest’: conservative

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In his column for the Daily Beast, conservative -- and former Republican -- Matt Lewis explained that Donald Trump's decision to turn on Dr. Anthony Fauci is yet another example of his habit of destroying advisers who don't tell him what he wants to hear which is why and, in this case, more Americans are going to die in the coronavirus pandemic.

As Lewis notes, Fauci, who has been brutally frank about the resurgent COVID-19 health crisis that is now swamping Arizona, Texas and Florida, joins a long line of high profile administration officials who have found themselves on the president's hit list for not toeing the administration's line.

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Florida nurses bust Ron DeSantis for dismissing COVID-19 explosion as a ‘blip’

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The coronavirus pandemic is growing worse in Florida, but Gov. Ron DeSantis insists the explosion in cases is just a "blip."

The state recorded more than 15,300 new cases Sunday, and the positivity rate had exploded to 11.25 percent -- a 56-percent jump from a month ago -- but DeSantis disagrees with medical providers who warn the worst is yet to come, reported The Daily Beast.

“We’ve got the census today," DeSantis said Friday, before the weekend's dire numbers. "I think between 10 and 12 or 13,000 — somewhere like that — beds are available. There’ll be articles saying, ‘Oh, my gosh. They’re at 90 percent.’ Well, that’s how hospitals normally run.”

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