Hill Republican dilemma: Dash to pass tax reform or face donor backlash

Republicans aren't hiding a key part of their motivation to pass tax reform in the weeks ahead: if they don't do something -- anything-- the donor class could abandon them and imperil their chances of keeping the majority in 2018

In a candid moment last week, Rep. Chris Collins conveyed out loud what many members have been thinking for months."My donors are basically saying, 'Get it done or don't ever call me again,'" the New York Republican told The Hill.Republicans have pursued their tax agenda with breakneck speed in recent weeks all in the name of delivering a tax cut to the American people before the New Year, but politics is the major and motivating factor for a party struggling to overcome the perception that i...