Ramaswamy, Haley blaze busy marketing campaign trails in bid for Republican vote

Two Republican presidential hopefuls are nonetheless marching down the normal marketing campaign path with nice zeal, even because the year-end holidays method.

“2024 Republican presidential candidate and political outsider Vivek Ramaswamy will hold events in 29 of Iowa’s 99 counties as he draws closer to making history as the first presidential candidate in U.S. history to complete the ‘Full Grassley’ twice over,” Mr. Ramaswamy’s marketing campaign mentioned in a written assertion to the Beltway.

The aforementioned ‘Grassley” reference refers to Sen. Chuck Grassley. The Iowa Republican made it his standard practice to campaign in all 99 counties in the Hawkeye State back in the day.

Mr. Ramaswamy hopes to build upon that idea — and indeed will host 29 town halls across the state. He begins his big push on Tuesday morning in the Olsen Room of the Northwood Public Library in the town of Northwood. He will end it at Misty’s Malt Shop, situated on Main Street in Keosauqua.

His marketing campaign has not but revealed the precise present tally of the candidate’s visits, and whether or not he’ll full his purpose of doubling the “Full Grassley.”

But wait. Let us not overlook Nikki Haley, who can be proving to be resolute on the marketing campaign path in New Hampshire — particularly on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Nikki Haley will return to the Granite State for back-to-back town halls in Manchester, Newport, Keene, and Atkinson,” her marketing campaign advises the Beltway.

She will go to a ski lodge, recreation heart, and a ballroom related to Tempesta’s Restaurant — situated in Keene. The eatery boasts a Maple Smokehouse Tomahawk Pork Chop and Ham & Beans with cole slaw — verbatim from the menu.

Ms. Haley will seem Wednesday “in the Grand Ballroom,” in line with the restaurant’s calendar.

Destinations of selection

Fox News lately interviewed “unidentified males” in Lukeville, Arizona, who have been additionally undocumented migrants. They have been requested the place they hoped to go within the U.S. — and their supreme selections for a brand new place to settle included Detroit, New York City, Miami, Omaha, South Carolina and Oklahoma.

The brief clip revealed an rising pattern within the border disaster itself, maybe.

“Fox News Sunday” visitor anchor Gillian Turner was curious concerning the higher implications of these solutions.

“It’s really not just a crisis for U.S. border states anymore, is it?” Ms. Turner requested Rep. Nancy Mace throughout a section of the present.

“No, and look — this is literally evidence and documentation that every town is now a border town in this country,” the South Carolina Republican replied.

“I’m from South Carolina, I represent some small towns. But just two years ago, we were arresting people from the MS-13 gang. And this is happening all across the country, and it is a major issue for every American whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat,” Ms. Mace mentioned.

“It doesn’t seem like anyone on the left wants to have a resolution. The minute we bring up border security in Ukraine, everyone is like — no, you can’t do that at all. And it’s insane to me that we want to give more money and more resources, assets and support to other countries’ borders, but not to our own border,” she suggested.

Presents of thoughts

Still puzzling about Christmas and vacation presents for household, mates and everybody else?

Here’s one other supply for this problem. That could be the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which watches over websites across the nation which might be certainly traditionally vital

“Let your gifts transcend the ordinary and become a force for change. At the National Trust for Historic Preservation, we’re not just preserving historic sites; we’re safeguarding the threads of America’s narrative to ensure that all Americans see their history in the places that surround us,” the group says.

“Explore our curated gift guide selected from our historic sites’ gift shops, where every purchase is a pledge to save the past and tell the complete American story,” it advises.

There are alternatives of bijou, scarves, cufflinks, ties, jellies, toys, Christmas ornaments, espresso mugs, pottery and extra from these distinctive retailers from across the nation. Find the present information at SavingPlaces.org.

The huge hat sale

Meanwhile, right here’s information from TrumpretailerAmerica.com — a web-based purveyor of things dedicated to — and impressed by — Donald Trump, in fact. The retailer is wishing everybody a “Merry MAGA Christmas” — and in addition providing 30% off on a collection of hats, yard indicators, lapel buttons, Trump-themed Christmas ornaments and different assorted Trump-inspired objects.

The web site itself — TrumpretailerAmerica.com — is managed by Spalding Group — described as “facilitators of conservative free speech for 40 years,” in line with the web site. Campaign objects are a specialty.

“We’ve been a principal supplier for eight Republican presidential campaigns including Bush Cheney 2000, Inc. and Bush Cheney ‘04, Inc. Spalding Group created and managed the successful George W. Bush Online Store. Spalding Group created the iconic “W the President” brand, which was featured on lots of the retailer’s product traces,” the group mentioned in a press release on the aforementioned web site.

Poll du jour

27% of U.S. adults say inflation is a very powerful drawback dealing with the nation at the moment; 34% of Republicans, 29% of independents and 21% of Democrats agree.

20% say immigration and U.S. border points are a very powerful drawback; 35% of Republicans, 22% of independents and 6% of Democrats agree.

16% say the state of democracy is a very powerful drawback; 9% of Republicans, 17% of independents and 22% of Democrats agree.

12% say gun violence is a very powerful drawback; 6% of Republicans, 10% of independents and 19% of Democrats agree.

7% say crime is a very powerful drawback; 4% of Republicans, 6% of independents and eight% of Democrats agree.

7% say well being care; 4% of Republicans, 7% of independents and 9% of Democrats agree.

4% say the warfare between Israel and Hamas; 2% of Republicans, 2% of independents and 6% of Democrats agree.

2% say the warfare between Ukraine and Russia; 1% of Republicans, 2% of independents and three% of Democrats agree.

Source: A CBS News Poll of two,144 U.S. adults carried out Dec. 6-8.

Contact Jennifer Harper at [email protected].