These states are reaching for a Democratic Presidential campaign…
But it sound’s to me more like stretching the map for Republican’s to have run in….
Would be outstanding insurance wins for Biden come November though…
Most important effort should be retaking the swing and rust belt states Obama won that Hillary Clinton lost to Trump….
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s senior advisers sounded a confident note in a campaign update on Friday, saying they believe their candidate is positioned to compete or even win a number of traditionally red states taken by President Trump in 2016.
Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said Friday that the campaign views Arizona, Texas and Georgia as battleground states they intend to contest and win. The campaign says Arizona is at the top of their list of red states that could turn blue for the first time in decades this November.
“This is something we are very, very focused on,” O’Malley Dillon told reporters at a digital briefing. “We believe there will be an expanded map in 2020. We believe there will be battleground states that have never been battleground states before.”
Arizona hasn’t gone for a Democratic candidate in a presidential race since former President Clinton won in 1996, when Independent candidate Ross Perot ran a strong campaign.
President Carter is the last Democratic candidate to win Texas and Georgia. He won the two states in 1976, a completely different political era.
Polls show a tight race between Trump and Biden in Texas and Georgia, while some surveys of Arizona have shown Biden in the lead.
There are competitive Senate races in all three states. In Arizona, Democrat Mark Kelly has opened up a healthy lead over Sen. Martha McSally (R). The Biden campaign says it’s working closely with Kelly on Democratic turnout in the state.
The Biden campaign has identified Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida as states then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton lost in 2016 that they believe they can win back in 2020.
President Obama won all of these states in 2008 and all but North Carolina in 2016….