New Trump target in 2020: Minnesota – AIWA! NO!||Associated Press|
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expected to travel to Minnesota on Monday, the April 15 tax filing deadline.
Trump is hoping to win Minnesota in the next election and has been citing tax cuts and his work on trade deals as positives that will help Republicans win in 2020.
Minnesota was among the limited 2018 battlegrounds to see a major investment by America First Action, which gathered data that might inform Trump’s strategy and boost his re-election bid over the next two years. America First Action tailored its activities to states and sub-regions considered crucial to Trump’s next campaign: Michigan; Minnesota; North Carolina; Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maine’s 2nd Congressional District.
“America First Action invested in places where it could acquire information — polling, digital, data — in suburban and exurban areas that will be important,” a Republican insider said, noting that the group’s “micro” mail and digital messaging was built around promoting Trump as a means to test effectiveness … WASHINGTON EXAMINER
The Federal Aviation Administration sent an advisory to pilots on Wednesday saying Trump would travel to the Minneapolis area. The White House hasn’t confirmed the trip.
Trump lost Minnesota to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016 by 1.5 percentage points. Minnesota has not voted for a Republican for president since Richard Nixon in 1972.