House Victories Show GOP Can Win Anywhere With Trump’s Agenda

Enthusiasm and organization often make the difference in elections. No political party can maintain a monopoly on power when voters are determined to enact change.

For years, many Republicans considered California a lost cause. But as Democrats keep moving further toward the radical, socialist Left, Americans are rising up and taking their government back, one election at a time. 

The latest example of this took place in California’s 25th Congressional District, where Republican Mike Garcia became the first candidate to flip a House seat for the GOP in the Golden State since 1998, racking up a convincing 12-point victory in a district that voted for the Democrat candidate by a 9-point margin in 2018. That’s a 21-point swing to the GOP in less than two years.

On the very same night, Tom Tiffany won another special election to the House of Representatives in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District, accumulating an even more lopsided margin of almost 15 percentage points. The seat previously was held by a Republican, so the victory isn’t a pickup for the GOP, but Wisconsin is a crucial battleground state this year, so the election was an important test of organizational prowess—a dry run for the general election, if you will.

In Wisconsin alone, Trump volunteers placed over one million phone calls in support of Tom Tiffany. That impressive feat was only possible because the Trump campaign hosted dozens of virtual Trump Victory Leadership Initiative (TVLI) trainings to provide volunteers with the guidance and structure to focus their efforts in the most productive way possible.

We hold these events constantly, all over the country—including the training event that I helped host for Californians last week with Michelle Steel and Young Kim, two outstanding Republican congressional candidates who are hoping to follow in Mike Garcia’s footsteps by ousting two more California Democrats in November.

The deck is stacked against them, and they’ll need all the help they can get, but we’ve demonstrated that Republicans can win even in a “deep-blue” state like California as long as we have an effective message and well-organized, enthusiastic supporters committed to helping President Trump put America First.

Meanwhile, the Democrats aren’t making things any easier on themselves. After spending the entire primary campaign tacking left to compete with democratic socialist Senator Bernie Sanders, their presumptive presidential nominee, Joe Biden, is still obsessed with winning over far-Left voters by promising extreme policies such as the “Green New Deal.” He even appointed another self-proclaimed democratic-socialist, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to co-chair his climate policy task force. Biden and Sanders now have a joint policy committee to discuss the best way to implement the $93 trillion monstrosity.

Biden was already frightening union members and other blue-collar workers with his “war on coal” agenda that would destroy a projected 10.3 million American jobs. Even the reliably pro-Democrat AFL-CIO came out strongly against the Green New Deal, calling it a “[threat] to our members’ jobs and their families’ standard of living.” 

These are the sorts of extremist policies that motivate ordinary, hard-working Americans to get involved and take a stand in defense of their country—and Joe Biden is just inflaming such sentiments by openly embracing the far-Left fringe of the Democratic Party.

Enthusiasm and organization are a potent electoral combination—and the resounding GOP capture of a Democrat-held House seat in California shows that we have enough of both to win just about anywhere. President Trump will lead this Republican Party to a great victory in November.

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John Pence (@JePence) is a Senior Adviser to the Trump 2020 campaign. He is an alumnus of The College of William & Mary and holds a law degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a business degree from New York University.

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