(POLITICO) — It’s June 2016. Time to think about the 2020 election.
The 2016 GOP convention is still weeks away, but would-be contenders – from Ted Cruz to Tom Cotton -- are already laying groundwork for the next Republican presidential primary. While some are lining up blue chip staff, scheduling trips to early primary states, and setting up political action committees, others are huddling with the party’s biggest financiers.
But they’re all struggling with the same conundrum: How to get around Donald Trump.
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It’s a complex calculation.