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Wed Jan 2, 2019, 07:26 PM

Bruised GOP considers Trump's Pennsylvania chances in 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic energy in the perennial battleground state of Pennsylvania is raising questions about President Donald Trump's ability to replicate his stunning 2016 win in a state Republicans hadn't carried for nearly two decades.

Democrats animated by an anti-Trump fervor scored big victories in county and municipal races across Philadelphia’s suburbs in 2017, reminding them of post-Watergate Republican losses. Four months later, Democrat Conor Lamb embarrassed Republicans in a nationally watched special election in a Pittsburgh-area congressional district that Trump had won by 20 percentage points.

Then, in November's midterm election, the GOP's Trump-hugging candidates for governor and U.S. Senate got pounded by double digits, while the party lost three more congressional seats and, for the first time in modern history, a majority of state legislative seats in Philadelphia's suburbs.

Now, Republicans are picking up the pieces and, in some quarters, calculating that those performances mean nothing good for Trump's chances at carrying Pennsylvania in the 2020 presidential election.

Those farther away from the biggest metropolitan areas seem untroubled by it. With 20 electoral votes, Pennsylvania is a huge prize in the race for the White House, and Trump carried it by driving up his support with white, working-class voters far from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.


Usual sniping in the comment section. Be forewarned, this is posted in south-central PA so lot's of Trump supporters are taunting.

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Wed Jan 2, 2019, 08:11 PM

1. Bob Casey would be a great running mate

That would sew up our 20 EC votes.

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Thu Jan 3, 2019, 12:54 PM

2. Biden Would Secure The Same Area as Casey

He's from the Scranton area. NE PA flipping red was one of the reasons the state went to Trump. I'd support Biden if he picked a younger running mate and only ran one term. Casey's kind of milquetoast in my opinion and TBH I don't have a say in the Democratic primary anyway.

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