RALEIGH – There are a handful of states that could make or break the fortunes of Republicans and Democrats on election day in November. North Carolina’s spot on that shortlist of battleground states is reinforced with the news that it, along with five other swing states, will be the focus of millions in Democratic National Committee (DNC) spending.
President Donald Trump won all of these states in 2016, and they are critical for Democrats if their pipe dream of beating Trump is to ever happen. It follows, then, that we are in for an absolute onslaught of political advertising over the next 10 months.
From CNN, the DNC’s best friend:
“The spending — the first multi-million dollar installment in what the party is calling “The Battleground Build Up 2020” — represents the initial wave in the DNC’s election year battleground spending and signals the states that Democrats believe will be most competitive with Trump on the ballot in November.
Trump won all of the states on the DNC’s list, meaning the committee will not, for the time being, deploy money to potentially competitive blue states like New Hampshire, Minnesota and Nevada as part of the program. The list also doesn’t include Ohio and Iowa, two states that supported Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, and then backed Trump in 2016. […]
[DNC Chairman Tom] Perez and the committee hope that the spending — which will be coordinated through the state Democratic parties — will allow the party to double the number of field, open additional field offices and fund on-the-ground data operations that will eventually be turned over to the party’s eventual nominee. […]”
All of that money to fund personnel and infrastructure will be complemented about millions more dollars that other outside special interests on the Left will be dumping into North Carolina. And to provide a nice contrasting note, the RNC 2020 will be rocking in Charlotte this summer during the height of the campaign battle for the Old North State.
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