Coming out of the Democratic National Convention, Joe Biden thought his victory in November was secure.
But the former Vice President and his campaign got some bad news.
And one phone call about a blue state flipping red left Joe Biden speechless.
In 2016, Donald Trump lost Minnesota by about 45,000 votes.
The President carried other industrial Midwest states like Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania and his campaign made flipping Minnesota red a priority for 2020.
But after the coronavirus pandemic hit, polls showed Biden leading the President by double digits in Minnesota.
However, as the campaign hits the traditional Labor Day kickoff, the political environment is completely different.
“We’re going all-in on Minnesota,” Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller declared on a call with reporters. “We think it’s a state we can win.”
Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien noted that Joe Biden would emerge from his bunker to resume in-person campaigning in Minnesota which showed the Biden campaign saw troubling poll numbers in Minnesota.
“The fact that Biden is spending one of his first above ground excursions in Minnesota shows he’s on defense,” Stepien stated. “That would be like our campaign scheduling a trip to the reddest state in the country. It shows how the president has changed the map and how Joe Biden and the Democrats’ radical policies aren’t playing in the Midwest like they used to.”
To prove they aren’t bluffing, the Trump campaign committed the campaign’s two most valuable resources – a candidate’s time and money – to winning Minnesota.
The Trump campaign plans to run 14 million dollars’ worth of TV airtime in Minnesota through Election Day.
Vice President Mike Pence’s first travel stop after the Republican Convention was to the Gopher State.
Strategists in both parties agree the race is tightening in Minnesota.
POLITICO reported, “Public surveys and internal polling by Democrats and Republicans alike in recent weeks has suggested the race is narrowing, though with Biden still ahead. In a sign of its increasingly competitive nature, Biden today will begin airing his first television ads in the state, in the Twin Cities as well as Duluth and Rochester markets. And last week, Biden included Minnesota in a list of battleground states he said he wants to visit — travel that suggests the state is far from a lock.”
In addition, the Trump campaign also released a letter from six Minnesota mayors endorsing the President’s re-election.
Harbors Mayor Chris Swanson, Virginia Mayor Larry Cuffe, Chisholm Mayor John Champa, Ely Mayor Chuck Novak, Eveleth Mayor Robert Vlaisavljevich and Babbitt Mayor Andrea Zupancich all signed the Trump endorsement.
The political environment in Minnesota moved in President Trump’s favor after days of Black Lives Matter rioters torching Minneapolis to the ground and even burning a police precinct on live TV.
The state’s Democrat mayor and governor allowed anarchy to reign for days before finally calling in the National Guard.
Voters realized that as calls to defund the police picked up currency with liberals like Ilhan Omar, the Democrat Party served the mob and would not maintain peace and order on the streets.
Judging by the two campaigns spending money in Minnesota and deploying their candidates to travel to Minnesota, it should be clear to all that Minnesota is in play.
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