The GOP could do better if it swapped Trump's base for more women, educated whites, minorities and millennials - which is precisely what #NeverTrump conservatives are beginning to suggest (along with a new party and new leaders). Kelly Ayotte, who is in the midst of a tough battle for reelection. They will lose by cutting ties, but they also lose support if they remain loyal to him.
Others, however, find themselves in a unique doublebind, and are trying to find a way to keep Trump supporters happy while still distancing themselves from the increasingly toxic business man.
However, Ryan stopped short of withdrawing his own, albeit tepid, endorsement of Trump.
In the interview, she said Trump supporters "bullied" her to endorse the candidate, but she declined because of his positions clashed with what she said were the party's values.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has a new strategy to deal with Donald Trump: Ignore him.
While some Republican candidates see potential bright spots in this election, such as congressional wins and Clinton's persistent unpopularity, there remains a fear of additional allegations about their nominee's past.
Trump escalated his feud with Ryan over the weekend, after the speaker distanced himself from the GOP nominee once again in response to a recording of the real estate businessman bragging about sexual predatory behavior.
Reports of voter fraud have been few and far between in the US, and never on a scale large enough to throw a presidential election.
Conservatives are having to fight for their own identity, but Trump makes it exponentially worse.
Wes Nakagiri, a tea party activist who challenged Lt. Gov. Brian Calley for his post in 2014, said Tuesday he supports McDaniel's decision but he agrees there is a tea party split over Trump.
Police report almost 60 clown-related incidents in three days
She says dressing up as a creepy clown and trying to scare people is no joking matter. They could be arrested and ultimately end up with a criminal record.
Ryan, for his part, has not responded in kind, instead absorbing the wrath of Trump - and, in effect, shielding other members from much of the collateral damage.
Where to begin? Let's start with Ryan himself, who actually still endorses Donald Trump, but has chose to focus on House elections rather than campaign with him.
I think until recently most of us who've been following him thought that while he was wildly overrated as a thinker, he was a pretty good politician. Trump has never led in any poll in Wisconsin, and now only gets to 39% in the RCP average for the two-way race, and 37.8% in the four-way race.
Senator Richard Burr is the flawless example of what this Trump conundrum looks like. WHY WE CARE: A Republican super PAC felt it necessary to test Ryan's electoral viability in a district he has comfortably won since 1999! And with Congress up for grabs, what happens to Burr could decide who controls the Senate come November. Trump's most recent claims are in response to various media reports of women claiming he sexually assaulted them.
Since then, Burr has kept Trump at arm's length. The Democratic nominee is leading Trump by 6.4 points in the RealClearPolitics polling average. His initial statement condemned Trump's comments labeling them "inappropriate and completely unacceptable".
"Our bylaws dictate that if an elected officer of the party is not supporting our ticket, they be removed", Anderson said.
The last thing Burr wants is to be is a lightening rod like Ryan or Sen. "Cutting commissary benefits by 30 percent and restricting cost of living raises to 1.6 percent send a telling message to our warriors, many of whom spent 50 percent of their careers in combat zones". He made clear, though, that it was unlikely he'd campaign with Trump in the last few weeks of the campaign.
The question is whether he is pleasing anyone with this strategy or just alienating everyone.
"There is no way I will ever vote for Hillary", Borges said. "My dad taught me when someone asks for forgiveness, you grant it". They blame Obama for spending cuts - though Congress approved a decade's worth of defense spending caps - and said Trump's plan to dramatically increase the number of troops and ships is "serious and sober" thinking. I've spoken out quickly and loudly when I disagreed with something.