Ben Howe

Red State (blog)

Contributing Editor of the conservative Red State blog

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After one of the nastiest primary campaigns in America's political history, Donald Trump claims he can unite Republicans – but he's also said it's not all that important.

Does the GOP Really Matter?

After one of the nastiest primary campaigns in America's political history, Donald Trump claims he can unite Republicans – but he's also said it's not all that important.

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