Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) says Democrats are kidding themselves if they think former President Donald Trump doesn’t stand a chance at recapturing the swing state of Michigan as he did during his improbable 2016 victory.
Speaking on CNN, the five term Democrat said that too often her colleagues think of Michigan as a blue state. “Michigan is not. It is purple,” said Dingell.
“It is a very competitive state. And Donald Trump would do well in Michigan right now. The election’s a year away, we’re at a very volatile time, but I’m not taking Michigan for granted and I’m going to say I said that very strongly to many people,” she added.
Asked if she thinks President Joe Biden’s team is taking the state for granted, she replied simply, “I think we’ve gotten their attention.”
“Everybody says Michigan’s a blue state. Michigan is not. It is purple. It is a very competitive state. And Donald Trump would do well in Michigan right now.”
— Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), while also acknowledging the election is more than a year away pic.twitter.com/EDH0NQlfgp
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