2020-09-05 13:15:30 UTC
Published 25 mins ago
President Trump could flip Minnesota -- a state that has been blue
since 1972 -- because of a mishandled coronavirus response and
continuing civil unrest in Democrat-run cities, GOP Senate candidate
Jason Lewis said Saturday.
The former congressman is battling incumbent Democrat Tina Smith in a
Senate race that Real Clear Politics recently moved from "leaning
Democrat" to "toss-up."
"It's sort of a microcosm of the entire country. As the urban liberals
become a little bit more crazy, it drives everybody else into Trump
country and red country," Lewis said on "Fox & Friends Weekend."
Acknowledging the importance of the state, Democratic presidential
nominee Joe Biden has announced he will campaign in-person in Minnesota
as the rival campaigns ramp up advertising statewide.
Trump lost Minnesota by just 44,000 votes in 2016.
There is no doubt he will win the state this time.