Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, October 29, 2017

In the early run-up to 2020, would-be candidates are skipping Iowa and New Hampshire for a new set of must-stop destinations: big battleground states like Florida, Ohio and Michigan. Wary of planting a Trump-sized target on their backs so far out from the election, many potential 2020 hopefuls are avoiding headline-drawing trips to traditional primary-season destinations like Des Moines, Manchester, Columbia and Las Vegas. Instead, at least half a dozen Democrats with the potential to become serious contenders -- including Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey -- have been quietly visiting battleground states that will likely be front-and-center in the next presidential election.

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"It's smart politics because electability is going to be such a big factor in this primary: Are you going to be able to beat Donald Trump? And do well in these big battlegrounds? So they're going to build support in Florida and Ohio and Virginia. They're going to grow their networks there," said Democratic operative Scott Arceneaux, the Florida Democratic Party's former executive director.

"It's the nationalization of our politics: You don't have to go to Des Moines to be on TV in Des Moines," he added. "You can do a rally in Philly and be seen on MSNBC in Manchester."

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Looks like someone is learning from the studies that faulted the DNC and Clinton Campaign for taking these battlegrounds lightly.

#1 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2017-10-28 05:37 PM | Reply

With Interstate Crosscheck and other forms of voters suppression there is no reason to even run. Republicans will steal another election, the only thing that will stop them is the disaster they are going to create in our economy. It's 1929 folks. Only problem is, I don't see an FDR waiting in the wings.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-29 12:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#2 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2017-10-29 12:47 PM | FLAG: Stolen? No, Hillary gave it away by lack of effort as she listened to her own left's media slanted polls [meant to discourage Republican voters] and though she had it in the bag -- and then again, she and the DNC did not pay attention to the fact Trump was not playing the same game as he was going for the Electoral vice the Popular. Also did not help that she was 'damaged goods' due to email investigations, past lies, and the fact that the DNC screwed over Bernie which disillusioned so many of his voters {thank you Debbie Wasserman Schultz :) ]

#3 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-10-29 06:21 PM | Reply

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