“President Trump is muscling into a blue state where Democrats are reeling: Virginia,” Politico reports.
“With a tenuous grip on states like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, the president is looking for opportunities to expand his electoral playing field. He’s set his sights on Virginia, a state where Democrats have dominated the past decade, but where the party’s three top officeholders are embroiled in scandals.”
“Leading the offensive is Vice President Mike Pence, who on Wednesday evening headlined a fundraiser in McLean for Republican state legislators up for election in November. Pence is expected to hold additional events for Virginia lawmakers in the coming months, and White House officials intend to use the 2019 elections to test whether they can make inroads in the state, which Trump lost by 5 percentage points.”