President Trump’s re-election campaign is sending out female surrogates for an early blitz, targeting suburban women across the country.
Politico reported that the Trump campaign is sending out female representatives to meet with and speak to suburban women across the country as part of his 2020 campaign strategy to grow his appeal among female voters. Female surrogates are expected to train women across the country, offering tips on how to effectively campaign within their communities. The effort will coincide with the 99th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.
“A campaign official involved with the planning said about 2,000 attendees were expected across the gatherings in 13 states, as of Tuesday,” Politico reported.
“From coast-to-coast we will mobilize and organize to reelect President Trump and give him another four years in the White House,” senior Trump campaign adviser Katrina Pierson, who will attend one of the events based in Michigan next week, said in a statement:
— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) August 21, 2019
The event’s description reads:
Join Michigan Trump Victory and Women for Trump Senior Advisor Katrina Pierson, for a fun and engaging training on the voter registration and social media strategies that will keep Michigan red in 2020!
We will be organizing and equipping you with every tool you need to engage with voters during our next National Day of Action, on Saturday the 24th!
This training will commemorate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and highlight the strength of women in the Republican Party.
Pierson is not the only female Trump campaign official assisting in the events. Both Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will speak at a Women for Trump event — “An Evening to Empower” — in Tampa Thursday. Trump campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany is expected to attend a similar event in Atlanta Thursday evening:
— Women for Trump (@WomenforTrump) August 21, 2019
“The media narrative is always designed to be negative toward the president. There is simply no denying that the economic fundamentals of this economy are strong,” McEnany said, according to Politico.
Events are also slated for crucial swing states like Florida, Ohio, and Michigan:
In addition to Iowa and Georgia, the campaign has planned women-focused events in Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Texas, Pennsylvania, Colorado, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Minnesota and Florida. Each will feature a member of the Women for Trump advisory board, some of whom received a general outline with tips on how to engage prospective volunteers and promote the president’s agenda.
While it is true that female voters tend to side with Democrat candidates, McEnany believes there are “a number of female voters out there who don’t talk to pollsters and don’t register in polls but support the president.”