Election 2020: Biden plays for Red State on last day of campaign as Trump narrows his focus
Election 2020: Biden plays for Red State on last day of campaign as Trump narrows his focus

Election 2020: Biden plays for Red State on last day of campaign as Trump narrows his focus

Biden is scheduled to visit Georgia and Iowa this week, while his rival, California Sen. Kamala Harris, traveling on Friday to Texas – all of the states that Trump easily won in 2016.

At the same time, Trump’s campaign is narrowing its focus. It largely ignores Biden team bids for states such as Georgia, Texas and Ohio, where Biden has been slow to campaign – a result of the fact that Trump could not keep up with Biden’s spending, which has been better off.

With so many states to defend, Mr. Trump’s campaign is banking on the electorate of those states that are enough republics that you can win them with limited effort. Instead, Mr. Trump is focusing his efforts on the seven states he won four years ago, as well as Minnesota and Nevada, which he hopes will turn around this time.

Travel schedules and campaign spending in the final week of the campaign highlight the fact that Biden’s campaign is competing in a larger-than-Trump arena – including states where a strong Biden’s performance could have helped the House win a landslide victory in the House.

There are six states that Republican and Republican activists believe are likely to push the winner with a total of 270 votes: Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Trump has won all six of them in 2016, but recent opinion polls show that Biden is on the verge of failure.

In the final days, Biden’s campaign did not lose sight of the most important targets: the three “blue” walls that Trump overthrew in 2016 – Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Hillary Clinton was criticized in 2016 for not focusing enough on Wisconsin and Michigan, especially in the closing weeks. Biden plans to travel to Wisconsin on Friday and Michigan on Saturday. Biden on Monday greeted a crowd in Chester, Pennsylvania.

“The Blue Wall must be erected,” Biden told reporters Monday in Pennsylvania.

The Biden campaign is slowing down for Georgia and Iowa

Aide Biden said Monday that the campaign trip is focused primarily on keeping the 270-vote system as viable as possible.

Biden is set to travel Tuesday to Warm Springs, Georgia – home of what was once known as Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Little White House” – to what campaigners say will be a closing argument that draws on the similarities between the great pressures Roosevelt faces and the current economic crisis.

Voters in Georgia are deciding on two races in this year’s Senate, both of which are crucial in the battle for control of the party’s parliament.

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On Friday, Mr. Biden and Mr. Harris are visiting 2 states that in 2016 the competition seriously is: Biden will travel to Iowa, where Democrat party Democrats Greenfield challenged vigorously President Barack members of the Republican Party to Joni Ernst, while Harris traveled to Texas – a state competition parliament with very competitive times, and where the offer comfortable Democrats to get a majority in Parliament can lay the foundation for the position of members increased from stage to share next year.

The trip is not the whole effort that some Democrats in Texas and Georgia are hoping for in Texas, in particular, it will involve Biden himself traveling to the state and spending millions of dollars on advertising – but it shows that Biden’s campaign sees an opportunity in the Republican tradition.

The first vice president was the only one to have a television commercial in Texas during the closing week. Mr. Trump’s campaign is out of all airlines there, although recent polls show both candidates have little water margins within their margins, and non-Democrats are the most expensive GOP group.

Biden told reporters Monday that his decision to travel to Iowa did not imply that he was overconfident about his ability to win other states, but rather try to get us to win every possible vote.

Biden pushes financial advantage

Biden’s advertising capabilities to compete on a wider map than Trump is partly due to its financial gain of more than $ 100 million: As of Oct. 14, Biden and the Democrats had $ 331 million in banks, compared to Trump and the GOP’s $ 223 million.

Biden and outside Democrats are ready to have a nearly two-to-one advantage over Trump and non-Republican groups in spending on television advertising in the last week of the race, according to ad-based advertising company Kantar Media / CMAG.

Both campaigns cost more than $ 4 million for advertising in Florida, more than $ 2 million in North Carolina and about $ 2 million in Pennsylvania. Arizona and Michigan will also see significant spending, while Biden’s campaign is still spending more than $ 1 million each in Wisconsin, Ohio, Georgia and $ 1.7 million for Texas, and Trump’s campaign is spending $ 1.5 million on defending Ohio and Iowa $ 1 million. Mr. Trump is also playing for Minnesota, with a $ 2 million campaign there.

Biden also reached out to voters across the map through a $ 5.7 million national television ad, while Trump has yet to reserve any ads.

And aspiring Democrat PAC, Future Forward PAC is launching its largest PAC Super PAC program, US First Action, to spend $ 26 million on Trump’s $ 11 million’s supporters.

Trump defends the states he won in 2016

This week, Trump will hold rallies in Michigan on Tuesday, Wisconsin on Wednesday and Arizona on Thursday – where he will visit both Phoenix and Bullhead, Nevada.

He will also stop Tuesday in Omaha, Nebraska – in a congressional hearing that, due to Nebraska’s unique electoral system, it has one-half of the votes cast in its own constituency, and is still the gateway to Iowa, another contested state. .

Vice President Mike Pence visited Minnesota Monday. On Tuesday, he will travel to North Carolina and South Carolina, where Jaime Harrison’s record-breaking fundraiser hopes to run against Republican Lindsey Graham. Wednesday, Pence is due to visit Wisconsin and Michigan; On Thursday, he will travel to Iowa and Nevada.

US President Donald Trump organizes another Make America Great rally at Lancaster Airport in Lititz, Pennsylvania, October 26, 2020.

Florida and North Carolina are the closest of the six major states, and where the Trump campaign has spent significant time and resources over the past week.

And Mr. Trump took Monday to three rallies in Pennsylvania, where he criticized Mr. Biden for his comments in their last debate that he would find a way to stop the oil industry. Such comments could prove politically destructive in parts of western Pennsylvania, where natural gas swing is a major economic driver. But the attack could put Trump elsewhere among voters worried about climate change.

Mr. Trump’s campaign has announced that it has raised $ 6 million to boost its $ 55 million campaign over the last two weeks of the race – and says most of that money is focused on Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Jason Miller, a senior adviser to Trump, says the campaign is also expanding its radio campaign to target blacks and Latino voters, especially in Milwaukee.

Campaign manager Bill Stepien on Monday also told reporters that the campaign moved senior adviser Bob Paduchik to nearby Pennsylvania in the final week of the race, another sign of the campaign’s narrow priorities.

“We think the calendar reflects what we believe our potential path to 270 is alternative protection, making sure we strengthen our reshuffle,” Stepien said Monday.

CNN’s David Wright, Jessica Dean, Daniella Diaz, Donald Judd and Ryan Nobles contributed to this report.