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These Are the 3 Democrats That Team Trump is Focused On

President Trump’s reelection campaign is beginning to assess the 2020 Democratic field, and his team has started to focus on three top-tier candidates.

By NTK Staff | 02.14.2019 @10:30am
These Are the 3 Democrats That Team Trump is Focused On

Earlier this week in El Paso, President Donald Trump held what some called his first rally of the 2020 election cycle. So, it should come as no surprise that Trump’s reelection campaign is already actively focusing on potential Democratic rivals, despite the primaries still being about a year away.

According to a new report from Politico, team Trump is focusing on three Democrats who have announced they’re running and who may pose the most serious challenge to Trump: Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Cory Booker (D-NJ).

The Politico story also indicates that the Trump campaign has been impressed by Harris’s campaign rollout and is wary of former Vice President Joe Biden getting in the race and Sen. Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) potential ability to woo away Midwest voters.

Still, many Trump aides believe a candidate like Biden would not survive the primary process, as Democrats appear more and more eager to veer further leftward in their policy positions.

Many are convinced that whoever emerges from the Democratic primary will be an out-of-the-mainstream liberal — someone who either hails from that wing of the party or or has taken pains to align themselves with it.

“Based on what we’ve seen so far, between the direction of the party and pressure, it will be difficult for them not to take a position which won’t be counter to their base,” said Brian Walsh, the president of the pro-Trump America First Action super PAC.

That is part of the Trump team’s calculation to focus on Harris, Warren, and Booker.

One of Trump’s TV ad strategists called Harris “Smart, telegenic, tough.” Others cited Warren’s populist draw and Booker’s donor base as potential sources of strength.

And while Democrats battle it out on their side of the contest, Trump’s team is reportedly at work developing a national apparatus for his reelection, building out his communications and field teams.

The first Democratic presidential debate is scheduled for June, and it appears as if Trump’s team is gearing up to be ready and waiting for those potentially game-changing events.

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