Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hillary TERRIFIED Of Trump In Michigan: Sending Hundreds Of Staffers, The Most Since 2004

By Brandon Hall
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Make no mistake: Hillary Clinton knows Michigan is in play.

With a recent poll showing  a statistical dead heat for a November Trump/Clinton matchup, it's clear the Great Lakes State is in a position to go red for the first time in nearly 30 years.

WMP recently wrote about what a Trump win might look like.

The last time Republicans won Michigan was in 1988 with George H.W. Bush. His son George W. came close in 2004, but lost to John Kerry 51% to 48%.

That 2004 election was the closest it's been over the years, so it's fitting Hillary recently announced over 200 staff members will be here, the highest number of staff since that 2004 battle...

According to the Detroit News:

"Hillary Clinton is beefing up her campaign in Michigan by preparing to deploy up to 200 field staff in a state that Democratic presidential candidates have not lost in a generation.

The Clinton campaign’s build-up is in stark contrast to presumed Republican nominee Donald Trump, who has one full-time campaign employee on the ground in Michigan.

New York businessman Trump is opting to let the Republican National Committee assemble campaign staff for the fall election ground game, which is seen as crucial for helping the GOP retain control of its U.S. House delegation, the Michigan House of Representatives and state Supreme Court.

The RNC has 34 staff in Michigan, and the state Republican Party has seven staffers dedicated to coordinating presidential election turnout, state GOP Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said."

Trump State Field Director CJ Galdes+State Director Scott Hagerstrom w/ Darlene Dowling Thompson and Trump Delegate Matt Hall (DarKen Photography)

The 2008 days of John McCain pulling out a month before the election and getting creamed by nearly 20 points seem like decades ago when one sees just how well Trump is connecting with union voters and Reagan Democrats in the critical Macomb County region, as well as other areas with similar demographics.

That's why Michigan is one of 17 states Trump is targeting for November: what history once called "Reagan Democrats" are about to be "Trump Democrats," possibly fueling victories in states like Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Trump's Michiagn State Director Scott Hagerstrom says "The Donald" can prevail in November-he says voters are ready for an authentic candidate.

According to MIRS:

"Hagerstrom said voters don't want a candidate who is "poll-tested," overly polished and scripted as if he or she was off the set of the "Stepford Wives." They're not getting that with Trump.

"Donald Trump is very real," Hagerstrom. "He's not some glossed-over version of a politician . . . What you see is what you get."

Hillary was stunned in March when Bernie upset her, she may not like the sequel much better... 

>>>Hagerstrom On "MIRS Monday" Starting Around 8:00 _____________________________________________________________________
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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Photo By Darlene Dowling Thompson

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