Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Longtime Indiana GOP county chair says 'no question Trump has an edge. Indiana is a plain-speaking state and Trump is the consummate plain-speaker'-Washington Post

5/2/16, "Trump sees a decisive Indiana victory at hand, gears up to take on Clinton," Washington Post,

"Trump has been drawing large, enthusiastic crowds at his rallies here. Steven Shine, the longtime chairman of the Allen County Republican Party, attended events and met privately with both candidates in recent days. Shine, who has not endorsed either man, said there is no question Trump has an edge.

I think Indiana is a very plain-speaking state and Trump is the consummate plain-speaker, Shine said. 

The endorsement of legendary former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight, he said, was instrumental. “Knight says, ‘Hey, look, you like my brand of leadership on the basketball court. I became a legend because of the strength that I showed and this is what I believe Donald Trump will show.’”

Four other sports stars endorsed Trump on Monday: Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, a black actor and former NFL defensive back; Lou Holtz, a retired football player, coach and analyst; Gene Keady, who for 25 years was head basketball coach at Purdue University in Indiana; and Digger Phelps, a former basketball coach at Notre Dame.

Trump also made an unannounced visit to Shapiro’s Delicatessen in downtown Indianapolis for lunch, where he was swarmed by well-wishers."...


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