The next swing state.
Source: Richard Moorhead
The Donald Trump for President campaign announced endorsements from six mayors of six towns in cities in Minnesota’s Iron Range, signaling a newfound push on the part of the Republican President to flip the new swing state that has voted for Democrats in every presidential election since 1972 .
Mayors Larry Cuffe of Virginia, John Champa of Chisholm, Chuck Novak of Ely, Chris Swanson of Two Harbours, Robert Vlaisavljevich of Eveleth, and Andrea Zupancich of Babbit were the officials endorsing the President.
They all govern cities that are strongly traditionally Democratic, being located on the northern coast of Minnesota, adjacent to Lake Superior. The mayors cite President Trump’s pro-American worker and industrial policy, touting the President’s aggressive tariff policies as a game changer towards revitalizing manufacturing in the area and allowing businesses in their communities to compete with China.
The announcement comes as the President arrives for a campaign stop in Duluth, Minnesota, shoring up his November prospects in the state. Recent polls have revealed a horse race in the traditionally Democratic state, which Hillary Clinton won by less than 2% in 2016.
Suburban Minnesota voters appear to be seriously questioning their long-running affiliation with the Democratic Party, especially after some of the worst riots in the history of the United States inflicted more than $55 million in property damages on the city of Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd.
Vicious Black Lives Matter mobs also appeared in suburban Hugo, Minnesota earlier this month, with a Democrat state legislative candidate urging the mob to “burn down” the community.