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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters during a campaign rally at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on November 23, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Trump spoke about immigration and Obamacare, among other topics, to around 14,000 supporters at the event.  (Ty Wright/Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters during a campaign rally at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on November 23, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Trump spoke about immigration and Obamacare, among other topics, to around 14,000 supporters at the event. (Ty Wright/Getty Images)
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The current Republican presidential front-runner is upending the game plan for the 2016 presidential election that was put in place by the Republican National Committee after Mitt Romney's 2012 loss.

The idea this year was to condense the primary schedule, have fewer debates and move up the date of the nominating convention in order to avoid hurting a favorite with a long primary season. Now Donald Trump is the beneficiary and the Republican establishment is concerned.

Here & Now's GOP strategist Paris Dennard tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson how this situation occurred and what Republicans want to do now.

Guest

  • Paris Dennard, Republican strategist who led outreach to African-Americans in the George W. Bush administration.. He tweets @parisdennard.

This segment aired on December 1, 2015.

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