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Trump's 10th visit to Ohio, part of a 2020 Plan


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President Donald Trump returns to the state that predicted his victory in 2016 and acts as the hub of his re-election.


Trump's visit to Ohio on Wednesday marks his first trip to the state since last year's mid-term election campaign, when the state was a rare bright spot for the Republicans in the upper Midwest. But with Trump's path to another four years in the White House, relying on a victory in the state, his burgeoning campaign takes into account warning signs that Ohio by 2020 can hardly be taken for granted.


Perhaps no state has better illustrated the re-aligning effects of Trump's candidacy and presidency than those of Ohio, where traditionally-leaning workers' voters have waved heavily at the GOP and moderate republicans in densely populated suburban provinces have been pushed away from Trump. It is for that reason, government officials said, that Trump continues to return to Ohio - this week's visit marks his tenth visit to the state since he took office.


The visit is part of a 2020 Trump strategy to appear in battlefield states as much as possible in its official White House capacity this year, said a person with knowledge of plans not authorized to speak publicly. Trump is expected to make similar journeys throughout the year, while trying to generate enthusiasm on an energetic democratic basis. It is a strategy used by previous presidents, both to use office prestige for political purposes and to offset the steep costs of traveling with presidential campaigns with corresponding taxpayer-funded events.


Trump plans to visit the Lima Army's tank plant, which was at risk of being closed, but is now benefiting from his government investment in defense spending. He will also be a fundraiser for his re-election campaign in Canton. Board officials said the reactivation of the tank factory, which has benefited from that part of the state, offers a compelling story for Trump.


For both sides, the results of the interim periods of 2018 are a kind of moment "choose your own adventure" for the forecasters of 2020. The Republicans claim that the election of the governor of the Republican Party of the state, Mike DeWine, is to a large extent Trump's path of 2016 to victory and the strength of his coalition. They think Trump's jackets are long in the state because Republican congressional candidates in suburban provinces like Rep. Steve Chabot and Troy Balderson won re-election last year, not just because of the president's frequent visits to the state.


"He's a fighter," said Jane Timken, president of the Ohio Republican Party, "and that's one of the reasons why if you look at the Mahoning Valley, that becomes a republican part of the state."


The Democrats, in turn, emphasize the re-election of Senator Sherrod Brown, who believes that his victory over a populist call is a signal for his 2020 ticket from the Democratic Party of the United States Democratic Party. "With the right candidates, with the right message, 2020 is a lot like the victory of Sherrod Brown."


Nationwide, Democrats have placed less emphasis on the traditional battle state. Ohio was notably absent from the list of major states in 2020 (Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Florida) that received part of a $ 100 million investment from Super PAC Priorities USA. The state is not even on the "phase two" list of the PAC, including Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina and New Hampshire.


The Republican National Committee, which laid the groundwork for the Trump campaign field program, has been continuously present in Ohio since 2012. The former RNC president, Bob Paduchik, who carried out the Trumps action in the state in 2016, repeat your paper.



CTM News | 20th March 2019



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