Scarred By Sinema’s Senate Win, Team Trump Makes Early Moves To Keep AZ Red

UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 5: Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., walks down the House steps after the last votes of the week on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
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April 29, 2019 10:39 a.m.

President Donald Trump’s reelection team was put on heightened alert by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s (D-AZ) win in 2018 — and are now getting on the ground early to prevent it from happening again.

According to the Washington Examiner, the campaign is planning to install veteran operative Brian Seitchik as early as Wednesday to helm the effort about a year and a half before Election Day 2020.

Team Trump is reportedly most worried about “McCain moms,” a nod to the late senator. This group is composed of suburban women who usually vote Republican and did so in 2016, but who chafe against President Donald Trump’s behavior and may have crossed the aisle for Sinema in 2018.

It’s not all doom and gloom for the Trump campaign, though. Per CBS, campaign manager Brad Parscale is very glass-half-full on some solidly blue states he thinks could turn in 2020: Minnesota, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Colorado and Nevada.

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