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Red Wave Incoming: Trump Just Rammed into Biden’s Most Critical Blue Stronghold
By Mick Farthing|June 25, 2024
Red Wave Incoming: Trump Just Rammed into Biden’s Most Critical Blue Stronghold

In recent months, Donald Trump has shocked Democrat strategists. After trailing behind Biden in fundraising for months, he has outraised the Democrat in May. That came, mind you, after Democrats convicted Trump in a New York court.

It seems clear that Trump isn’t playing it safe, campaigning only in red states. He has made big plays for swing states that Biden won in 2020.

Trivia Question: In which presidential election did a third-party candidate win the highest percentage of the popular vote in U.S. history? (Answer at the end of the article)

But Trump is going even further. He held a rally in the South Bronx and New Jersey. He showed up in Philadelphia last weekend, a Democratic stronghold if there ever was one. Now, he is defying the liberal playbook again with a move to flip yet another blue state.

From Just the News:
Former President Donald Trump appears poised to invest heavily in Virginia in the 2024 election as new polling data suggests the Old Dominion could be competitive for Republicans for the first time in 20 years.

“Joe Biden is so weak, and Democrats are in such disarray, that not only is President Trump dominating in every traditional battleground state, but longtime blue states such as Minnesota, Virginia, and New Jersey are now in play…”

The campaign memo further indicates that the Trump team is planning to secure leases for 11 field offices in Virginia, as well as another eight in Minnesota.

Targeting Virginia

Trump has set his sights on Virginia, which seemed securely blue until recently. His renewed push into traditionally Democratic territories is making headlines and terrifying Democrats. With a focus on expanding his influence, Trump’s strategy is to capitalize on Biden’s failures—even in blue states.

Virginia flipped the script when it elected Glenn Youngkin as governor in 2021. There seems to be an opportunity for Republicans to gain inroads, especially as Biden’s stagnant policies are causing many Americans to flounder.

And it’s been heard on the street that Trump plans to visit the competitive Hampton Roads area of Virginia just hours after his blockbuster debate this week. Now that will make a statement for Biden’s efforts to expand the electoral map.

Tapping Into Frustration

By tapping into the frustrations of Virginia’s rural and suburban voters, Trump aims to gain ground in the traditionally blue state. His message is resonating with more than just dyed-in-the-wool Republicans.

Polls show that Biden is losing ground with reliable liberal voting blocs. Young voters hate him over Israel. Minorities are ticked off about the border. And Biden’s biggest get, black voters, are turning on him en masse. If Biden can’t hold black voters, he is dead in the water.

If Trump can win even a portion of the black vote, in Virginia and beyond, we could be looking at a historic landslide. Trump’s bold strategy is shaking things up, and it’s clear he’s not backing down. As he continues to outpace Biden in fundraising and targets traditionally blue states, it’s a crucial time for both campaigns.

I’m eager to see how this plays out. If Trump can secure these battlegrounds, we could witness a historic election shift. What’s your take on Trump’s latest moves? Let me know!

Key Takeaways:

  • Donald Trump has been raising more funds than Biden and targeting swing states he lost in 2020.
  • He’s also investing heavily in traditionally Democratic states like Virginia, flipping the script, and making Democrats nervous.
  • Trump is planning to open 11 field offices in Virginia and 8 in Minnesota, aiming to capitalize on Biden’s failures and gain ground in traditionally blue states.

Source: Just the News

Trivia Answer: In the 1912 presidential election, third-party candidate Theodore Roosevelt won the highest percentage of the popular vote in U.S. history, with 27.4% as the Progressive Party candidate.

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Mick Farthing
Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.
Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.
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