President Donald Trump’s strategy for holding Wisconsin in 2020 is to boost turnout in Washington, Ozaukee and Waukesha Counties by touting a strong economy and manufacturing industry in the state.
“We’re running a campaign in Wisconsin based upon those issues,” Rick Gorka, deputy communications director for the Republican National Committee, said today in a Trump Victory Committee teleconference. “And we know that when we put the President’s record of accomplishment up against what the Democrats are offering for 2020 that we’re going to carry the state again.”
Trump won Wisconsin over then-Dem candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election by 22,748 votes.
Gorka said U.S. House Dem’s vote today on an impeachment inquiry will only boost support for Trump, especially among Republicans who will rally behind him.
Trump carried the WOW counties, some of the most reliable Republican strongholds in the nation, with 224,747 votes in 2016, a 27,520 vote drop from 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.