President Trump is reportedly feeling secure about winning Texas in 2020, which is concerning news for some Texas Republicans.
Republican strategists are terrified of Texas flipping blue in 2020. The statements from Trump signal he isn’t quite “keyed in” to the seriousness of the situation.
There is no scenario in which a Republican candidate wins the presidency without Texas.
The challenge in Texas is real. Democrat candidate Beto O’Rouke almost unseated Republican Ted Cruz in 2018. Democrats also picked up another dozen seats in the state senate.
Republican strategists need to ensure leadership isn’t overconfident. It will be the end of the party if Texas goes blue.
Trump as well needs to guard against overconfidence. The good news is that he has the right instincts to get the job done, as we witnessed in 2016.
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