Paul Brandus: Trump’s re-election bid looks stronger after Mueller probe— if economy doesn’t falter

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President Donald Trump reacts to news that the Mueller probe found no campaign collusion with Russia.

Even before Sunday’s blockbuster “no collusion” report from special counsel Robert Mueller—or at least Attorney General William Barr’s four-page summation of it to Congress—President Trump’s re-election bid was looking better than his enemies might realize, or be willing to admit.

For example, the Crystal Ball, put out by the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, says Trump—assuming he’s the candidate—has 248 safe, likely or leaning electoral votes of the 270 needed to win, while the generic Democratic candidate has 244. Just 46 electoral votes can truly be considered toss-ups.

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