While she could follow a Reagan-like path and compete again, her loss would create a perilous split in the Republican Party.
Unfortunately, this can result in sending a well-intentioned but perilous message.
"We don't have an answer as to whether guns are protective or perilous," Branas says.
c.1300, from Old French perillos "perilous, dangerous" (Modern French périlleux) "dangerous, hazardous," from Latin periculosus "dangerous, hazardous," from periculum "a danger, attempt, risk" (see peril). Related: Perilously; perilousness.