Prediction: More 'coattails' tactic for GOP in two years

Friday, November 9, 2018
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Trump-Pence 2020A conservative political scientist is stating his case why Donald Trump and the Republicans should be optimistic heading into 2020.

In the wake of the 2018 midterms, Republicans are licking their wounds after losing the House of Representatives to the Democrats for the first time since 2008. But the midterms were a split decision as the GOP not only gained seats in the Senate but elected more conservative members to that chamber.

Dr. Charles Dunn says the GOP should be in good shape heading into the next election cycle. The professor emeritus of government at Clemson University predicts there will again be the Trump factor.

"... We'll call them his 'whistle-stop airplane drop offs' on behalf of Republican candidates – [there's] nothing like it," he shares. "And Republicans got revved up [because of them]."

Dunn, Charles (Regent Univ.)He contends if the president had taken the same approach with the House races, "we'd have had an entire different outcome. I think he only made one stop for a House candidate – [Andy] Barr in Kentucky – and look what happened? He turned that race around."

Dunn expects Trump to use the same strategy in 2020. "They have two years to plan on how they're going to take back the House utilizing Trump coattails," he tells OneNewsNow. "So if they play their cards right, they'll be going into 2020 ready to do business, take back the House, and do even better in the Senate.

"Democrats are going to have to defend themselves [in 2020]," he continues. "They're talking about conducting investigations and all these things."

And the more that Democrats attack Trump will just make him look "all the better," Dunn argues.

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