Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law, and a key member of his 2020 campaign arrived in Eugene on Wednesday to meet GOP activists.* She was accompanied by the campaign manager, Brad Parscale, whom President Trump calls a digital genius.
Hosted by Lane County GOP and sponsored by Suni Danforth, Chair of Umatilla County GOP, they were in Oregon to “test the waters” to see if Oregon could be a swing state in the 2020 presidential election.
CAN OREGON TURN RED, GIVING SEVEN ELECTORAL VOTES TO TRUMP?
Lane County GOP Chair, John Large, believes Oregon is ripe to elect the first GOP president since Ronald Reagan won 49 states in 1984. He explained that polling shows voters** are about 47%-53%, Conservative-Liberal, as Oregonians turn against the oppressive tax increases and the job-killing programs under Governor Brown.
Although the two recent “Recall Kate Brown” petitions fell short of the required number of votes, the fact that they obtained the number of signatures they did is a strong indication that Oregonians are frustrated, wanting new leadership.
Oregon voter registration is currently 36% Dem, 26% GOP, and 31% Non-Affiliated (NAVs).*** Large believes that many of the NAVs will become Trump voters, if the Trump 2020 Campaign reaches out to them.
WILL PRESIDENT HOLD RALLIES IN OREGON?
Trump 2020 Campaign Manager, Brad Parscale, agrees with Large: American voters are primed and ready for a new direction, away from tired, out-dated Democrat policies. He explained to the audience how the campaign is digitally connecting with voters.
If they determine that Oregon can possibly be flipped, they will send campaign aides here to train volunteers, build a team on the ground and put campaign resources into winning Oregon votes.
Such a campaign strategy would include President Trump holding rallies in the state. THAT announcement received loud cheers from the 300+ attendees.
LARA TRUMP IS THE FACE OF THE 2020 CAMPAIGN
Eric Trump did his father proud when he married this remarkable woman. Lara Trump is even more impressive in person than on TV where she always has a positive message for Americans.
Lara’s message was simple: Americans across the nation are tired of decaying cities, weak borders, lawlessness, crumbling infrastructure, destruction of whole industries, sending taxpayer money to unaccountable foreign nations. In short, Americans are tired of politicians that care more about protecting & promoting the ruling class than they do the rest of America.
TRUMP 2020: ARE OREGON’S SEVEN ELECTORAL VOTES IN PLAY?
Diane L. Gruber
*The event was not advertised to the public. Less than two weeks before, an email was sent out to active GOP members. To ensure safety for Lara, Brad and the attendees, those who bought a ticket were never told the location. They were told to drive to the south end of the economy parking lot at the Eugene airport. There, a shuttle bus picked them up and took them to the venue, a private hangar.
**A Gallup poll taken at the end of 2018 seems to support the GOP Chair. It found that Oregonians self-identify as 32% Conservative, 35% Moderate & 28% Liberal.
***These seven percent are registered as third-party voters. This is by far the highest percentage in the nation, which averages only 2% of voters registered with small third-parties.