Donald Trump is well positioned to compete in New York, a win that would be a devastating blow to the Dems chances at winning the White House in 2016.
According to The Hill:
“New York has 29 Electoral College votes and is traditionally assumed to be an easy win for Democrats in the presidential race. The state hasn’t gone for a Republican since Ronald Reagan’s reelection bid in 1984, and President Obama won it in a landslide victory by nearly 30 points in 2012.
But Anthony Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier and establishment Republican donor, said Democrats shouldn’t take the state for granted.
“You can’t say he has no chance of winning New York,” Scaramucci told The Hill in a telephone interview this week. “You can’t underestimate his appeal in the blue-collar community… and he has a heat-seeking laser to find out your personal weaknesses. Whatever you were worried about in middle school, as a kid, and that you’ve carried on into adulthood, he knows what it is and he’ll bring it out.”
Wayne Root, a longtime radio personality and businessman who hails from New York, wrote in a column in the conservative media outlet The Blaze late last year that Trump can win the state.
“And if he does, Hillary’s goose is cooked,” Root said. “If the GOP wins New York, Democrats have no electoral path to the White House.”
Root said Trump would appeal to working class New Yorkers as well as minorities across New York City’s five boroughs.
“Trump is a New York hero in those working-class boroughs,” Root said.”