Minnesota Senate Candidate Says State May Flip Republican as Urban Liberals Drive Voters to Trump

Minnesota Senate Candidate Says State May Flip Republican as Urban Liberals Drive Voters to Trump

On Saturday, Minnesota GOP candidate Jason Lewis told Fox & Friends Weekend that President Trump has the potential to flip Minnesota, a state that has not voted Republican since 1972 when President Richard Nixon won reelection.

Lewis said that Minnesota is “sort of a microcosm of the entire country. As the urban liberals become a little bit more crazy, it drives everybody else into Trump country and red country. And especially so since Donald Trump has done the most important thing he could for the GOP, and he’s brought the working man and woman back to the party.”

“I think we are going to win, and I think the president is going to win,” Lewis continued.

As of now, the Real Clear Politics (RCP) ranks the Minnesota Senate race between Lewis and Democrat incumbent Tina Smith as a toss up, while the RCP average of polls between Trump and Joe Biden in the state has a 3.7 point gap in Biden’s favor. Trump lost the state to Hillary Clinton by 1.5 points.

Even though, considering electoral history, a Republican presidential candidate winning Minnesota is a long-shot, Lewis believes Trump can pull it off, given the riots that followed the death of George Floyd, “law and order has become the No. 1 issue for many voters, as well as the coronavirus lockdown and concerns that Democratic Gov. Tim Walz mishandled the state’s response to the pandemic,” according to Fox News. Lewis said that he thinks both he and President Trump will win in the state in November.

Let’s hope Lewis is right.

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