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Monday, July 13, 2020

Trump gets a ground game



While the press was mesmerized by polls, Republicans were preparing for the only poll that matters: the general election.

The Associated Press reported, "The Republican National Committee and President Donald Trump’s campaign say they have now hired 1,500 field staffers, aiming to convert their financial advantage over Democrats into votes in November.

"Trump Victory, the joint field effort of the two organizations, announced Monday the hiring of an additional 300 staffers set to hit 20 target states by Wednesday in the largest field operation ever mounted by a Republican.

"The goal is to turn out votes on behalf of Republicans up and down the ticket this fall. The Trump team says it is on pace to eclipse the 2.2 million volunteer total that helped re-elect President Barack Obama in 2012."

Hidin' Biden had a goal of 600 field staffers by the end of June.

The story also said, "Additionally, the RNC staffers have been on the ground for years in some cases, while Biden has only just recently begun rolling out his roster of battleground state directors."

Re-election campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said, "We’ve built lasting relationships with voters on the ground that will power President Trump to victory in November. Joe Biden scarcely emerges from his basement, is woefully behind in state organizations and lacks any enthusiasm behind his candidacy."

This is encouraging news as is the note that the party has invested $350 million in its Internet game since the Mitt Wit blew the 2012 election.

In the past, Democrats had an army of unpaid staffers thanks to the big unions. The unions are vanishing, and union members are voting for President Trump.

A big re-election win will also help expand the Republican advantage in the Senate.

In 2016, Republicans went 22-0 in the Senate races in states Donald Trump carried. A pickup of 5 seats would give Republicans their most senators in 100 years.

14 comments:

  1. Typical. Feckless Republicans looking to ride on DJT's coattails and then block his agenda. They can all eat poo.

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  2. If only there were a conservative party to oppose the liberal GOP...

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    1. There is in NY or at least was one but it has gone nowhere. 5 of us tried during the TEA Party's day to form the American Conservative Party and found that the two major parties working together have made it almost impossible to start a new party unless you have a rich benefactor. We had no money, thus no chance.

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  3. Great comments because there are both true!!

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    1. Sadly yep! I hope Mitt and Paul Ryan go down in history as they deserve to be!

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    2. There is no reason why a grassroots movement can't arise to challenge the RINOs in the primaries. Or is this a case where "The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity?"
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    3. As posted before, been there tried that.

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  4. Democrats must be shocked at the ground game. They think they have this wrapped up.

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    1. I can't imagine they are shocked so much as reading the nonsense polls and filling themselves with the same false confidence like 2016. The interesting part will be where Trump decides he stands a change expanding the field by going after Colorado, New Mexico or Washington. Minnesota seems ripe for the taking after the BLM fiascos have torched their cities.

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    2. Very few of the polls ask likely voters since, as has been written, that is too expensive. But that is what we did during local campaigns and our candidate won with over 60% of the vote. Door knocking with the list of voters who voted in 2 or more elections did it. As Dan Bongino recently said, when door knocking and he saw a yard sign at a house that was not on his list, he knocked on their door too. The lost his election because of the absentee ballots in a Democratically control area. Makes one wonder.

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  5. Unfortunately the Democrat paid staffers are in places where it counts - I mean, where literally the vote is counted: Local government election departments throughout the country. Some are even elected officials.

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    1. And cemeteries. Can't forget the base.

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    2. and pet cemeteries since now the dead dogs and cats are being registered....

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