Don GonyeaDon Gonyea is a NPR National Political Correspondent based in Washington, D.C., and travels throughout the United States covering elections and the country's political climate. His reports can be heard on all NPR programs and at NPR.org.
Donald Trump hugs the American flag at a campaign rally in Tampa, Fla., on Oct. 24.
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Mary Jo Trapani, a volunteer for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, gathers posters for a campaign rally in Hagerstown, Md. The Republican National Committee credits a strong network of local campaign staff and volunteers along with millions of door knocks and phone calls for victory up and down the ballot last week.
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