Republican Governors Association Meets, Flails Around

GOP governors call out Trump after midterm drubbing: Republican governors say the president and the party has to find a way to appeal beyond a narrowing conservative base to avoid losing in 2020:

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Republican governors are warning President Donald Trump that he and the GOP need to make a sharp course correction after their midterm shellacking to avoid losing again in 2020. …

In interviews, more than a dozen of the GOP’s most prominent governors and officials implored the party to address its plummeting support among women and upper-income suburban voters, pleaded with the president to ratchet down his rhetoric, and urged a rethinking of the party’s widespread use of slash-and-burn TV ads that fell flat in 2018.