GOP Touts Infrastructure in Michigan Ahead of Detroit Debate

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Democrats held their second round of debates in Michigan Tuesday night, which is a key swing state in the next presidential election. However, Michigan Republicans want to remind liberals it has the “infrastructure” to win again in 2020.

Before last night’s debate, the Michigan GOP released a memo detailing all the trainings that have occurred in the Great Lakes State.

“Here in Michigan, we have already held over 75 TVLI trainings this cycle and have trained over 1,400 volunteers and activists who now have the tools necessary to aggressively recruit their neighbors and turn them into supporters, build out their own field teams, and turnout targeted voters to win up-and-down the ballot in 2020,” said the memo.

Michigan is not the only state where the Trump Victory Committee, run by the Republican National Committee (RNC), has been preparing for 2020. Last Friday, Republicans trained 6,000 people across 14 battleground states. Trump Victory also hosted 141 Trump Victory Leadership Initiative (TVLI) Trainings across the country and trained grassroots supporters on voter registration in key states.

The RNC has invested $300 million in digital data since 2012. The Washington Post published an article last week detailing the advantage Republicans have in digital data information.

“The RNC’s long-term data investment, beginning after its surprisingly lopsided 2012 defeat, put at least $300 million into the construction of a voter data file that includes nearly everyone who might vote for the party. It’s constantly updated, with voters appearing on a 100-point scale to rate their enthusiasm,” the article states. “Democrats concede that their campaign is not as centralized as the Republicans’ and probably can’t be.”

Recent polls showed only 19 percent of Michiganders have a positive view of socialism and 62 percent of Michigan residents have a positive outlook of the economy. Middle-class families in Michigan have saved an average of $1,437 from Trump’s tax cuts.

In 2016, President Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton by less than 0.3 percent in Michigan: 47.5 to 47.27.

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Zachery Schmidt is the digital editor of Battleground State NewsFollow Zachery on Twitter.
Photo “Michigan GOP” by Michigan GOP. Background Photo “Debate Stage” by Gage Skidmore. CC BY-SA 2.0.

 

 

 

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