Fetterman and Oz debated in Pennsylvania; Hochul and Zeldin met in New York. Both the Clintons’ and GOPers’ campaigns are essentially tied up in Pennsylvania. If the Republicans win this state, it will be a huge reversal of fortune for them.
“I think it’s a real risk to the party. If the Democrats are on defense like they’ve been on defense against Trump, and if they’re not competitive at the polls, I think people would say, ‘Well, you don’t have to work too hard to beat the Democrats. You could just go to the polls and you win.’”
So, while the Democrats have to continue to make some inroads in Pennsylvania, they’ve had to do so at the expense of getting people to the polls earlier in the cycle. If they’re to reverse their lagging numbers, they’re going to have to reverse that effort sooner rather than later.
What’s more, while that’s not the case just yet, Trump has a large lead in the state and a lot of seats he can target for defeat. This past week, Clinton and Ohio Gov. John Kasich spent the bulk of their time in Pennsylvania, with Clinton calling in and doing a roundtable with the New York Times and Politico at a rally in Harrisburg. Kasich spent most of his time in the New York City suburbs.
Both campaigns have to make inroads in the coming days as Pennsylvania remains the one state in the election that Trump won by 1 point. If they fail to do so on Election Day, it’ll be a major blow to their campaigns.
‘The Trump train’
Still, Sanders’ campaign had other good news to share: In all of the early states — including the four states where Clinton is leading right now — she has made inroads. “Our campaign is building a powerful coalition to register voters and expand our reach. That is an important goal to meet on November 8th,” Sanders surrogate Tad Devine told CNN.
That’s an incredibly strong statement from Sanders