Trump Can’t Stop Tweeting About Ever-Bluer Virginia and Its Governor. But His Campaign is Quiet on TV
Reposted from The Washington Post
Story by: Laura Vozzella
Trump can’t stop tweeting about ever-bluer Virginia and its governor. But his campaign is quiet on TV. While the president knocks Northam on abortion and guns, his campaign isn’t airing ads in the Old Dominion.
John Fredericks in the News:
One of Trump’s most prominent Virginia boosters contends the tweets are an indication that Trump believes the state is winnable.
“Is he tweeting out about Oregon? Is he tweeting out about Massachusetts or Connecticut? No,” said John Fredericks, a conservative radio host and chairman of Trump’s Virginia convention delegation. “We’ve got a good shot to pull off the biggest upset on November 3rd. We’ve been telling the president this for some time, and now we’re making a believer out of him.”
The Virginia campaign is targeting “undervoters” in heavily red parts of the state, meaning those who voted in down-ballot contests four years ago but made no pick for president, Fredericks said. Because Trump’s campaign is more focused on mobilizing those Republicans than on persuading independents, Fredericks argued base-revving tweets are a better tool than broadcast ads.