Trump and Clinton Running Opposite Campaigns When It Comes to Down-Ballot Races

Tepid support compared with more full-throated efforts.

Trump campaigned in Florida this weekend and touted the work that he could do "along with a Republican House and Senate," including an immediate repeal of "Obamacare" and "massive tax reduction."

Trump has mentioned Rubio in the state, but a reference on Oct. 11 shows how contentious his relationship appears to be with the man he used to call "Little Marco."

"Remember when we were in the primary — I ran against Marco, Jeb [Bush], all these guys ... Hey, look, Marco has been very, very nice lately, and I hope he wins. I do," Trump said at an event in Panama City.

The rocky relationships between the top of the Republican ticket and those running in down-ballot races are in stark contrast to what's happening on the Democratic side.

Clinton has regularly featured down-ballot candidates at her rallies, typically in the preprogram, and occasionally she goes to private events or meetings with them while in town.

She has amped up her support in recent days by including in her speeches detailed sections laying out Democratic candidates' resumes or their opponents' unwillingness to stand up to Trump.

Clinton listed various groups and people Trump has insulted and said Toomey "heard Donald Trump insult" those groups. Though Toomey has not endorsed Trump, he has not renounced him, saying he "remain[s] unpersuaded" when it comes to who will get his vote.

"If he doesn't have the courage to stand up against Donald Trump after all of this, then how will stand up to special interests and powerful forces that are going to be trying to have their way in Washington?" Clinton said of Toomey on Saturday. "So it's important that all of you do everything you can in these last 17 days to make the case to send Katie McGinty to Washington."

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