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Tenor of Race Leaves Some Republicans Ashamed

Back in the fall, when Donald Trump dubbed Jeb Bush “low energy,” Carlos Gimenez grew a little concerned. By last month, when Marco Rubio and Trump engaged in childish name calling, the Republican mayor of Miami-Dade County thought the GOP presidential race had gotten “out of hand.” Now, after a tawdry week that has focused on the wives of Trump and Ted Cruz, Gimenez is certain that the race has moved totally “out of bounds.”

“Politics is a contact sport,” Gimenez said, “but there should be contact in other ways.”

Gimenez is watching with disgust, as are many Republicans across the country, as...


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