As a sign that Trump is already well-organized for 2020 and making inroads in blue states, New York state GOP chairman Ed Cox will leave his post and take a position with Trump Victory, The Hill reported.
The joint fund-raising effort between the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee will benefit from Cox’s leadership beginning in July when his term in New York ends.
While no one believes that Trump will win the state of New York in the 2020 election, he is winning over New York Republicans by implementing conservative policies and keeping campaign promises. Cox did not immediately support Trump in the 2016 election cycle, but came around to back him after he decisively won the New York primary.
“Ensuring President Trump is reelected is the most critical task at hand and I’m honored to take on the important role of helping deliver the resources he needs for a huge victory next year,” Cox said in a statement. He added that he wanted to continue helping elect Republicans in New York.
After a difficult 2018 election cycle that saw the loss of three House seats and multiple statewide races to Democrats, Cox was challenged for the GOP leadership role by Erie County GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy, who will take over the position in July.
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