Trump is coming for him. But Anthony Gonzalez has a quiet plan.

His strategy comes straight out of a high school civics textbook: Voters will reward the earnest, diligent lawmaker who scores legislative wins for his district while paying little heed to the latest outrages ginned up on social media and cable news. He’s lined up across from Trump, who threw out the dusty old political playbook when he first ran for president and is now aiming his high-powered offense right at Gonzalez…

A lot of Republicans in northeast Ohio will decide who to back based on one factor: Trump. “He said to vote for Miller and that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I follow my president,” a woman named Susan Waters told the Washington Post a day after the rally.

A poll by the conservative interest group Club for Growth, which endorsed Miller, showed Gonzalez trailing him among primary voters, 39 percent to 30 percent, with 31 percent undecided. But when the pollsters reminded them that Gonzalez voted to impeach Trump, Miller’s support jumped to 69 percent, Gonzalez’s fell to 17 percent, and just 14 percent remained undecided.