Michael Avenatti’s Grand Plans: Would Base Presidential Campaign In St. Louis

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 26: Attorney Michael Avenatti participates in a city-sponsored panel discussion on July 26, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. During the discussion, Avenatti announced that he is representing three more women who will come forth to claim they were paid by Donald Trump, AMI Entertainment and Michael Cohen to remain silent. Avenatti represents Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump over a $130,000 payment to silence her about an alleged affair with Trump.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 26: Attorney Michael Avenatti participates in a city-sponsored panel discussion on July 26, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. During the discussion, Avenatti announced that he is represent... WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 26: Attorney Michael Avenatti participates in a city-sponsored panel discussion on July 26, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. During the discussion, Avenatti announced that he is representing three more women who will come forth to claim they were paid by Donald Trump, AMI Entertainment and Michael Cohen to remain silent. Avenatti represents Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump over a $130,000 payment to silence her about an alleged affair with Trump. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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Though he has not yet announced any definite 2020 plans, Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti has decided that he would base his headquarters in St. Louis and believes he could win Missouri if he were to run for president, according to a Sunday Politico report.

“I grew up there, I have ties to the area, my parents still live there; they’re getting older. It’s centrally located in the country. It’s the place that I identify most closely with as home,” Avenatti told Politico. “If I do this, I’m going to spend a significant part of my campaign in the Midwest.”

“If I do this, I think Missouri is very much going to be in play,” he continued. “I’m going to spend a lot of time there.”

As Politico notes, Hillary Clinton lost Missouri by 19 points to President Donald Trump in 2016.

Though many top-tier Democrats skipped it, Avenatti attended the Iowa State Fair, a common pit stop for Presidential hopefuls, in August.

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