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2020 Democrats Try to Make Inroads in Rural America

2020 Democrats try to make inroads in rural America Photo: MGN Online. 2020 Democrats try to make inroads in rural America

March 11, 2019 09:22 AM

DENMARK, S.C. (AP) - Some Democratic presidential candidates are turning to rural and small-town America in the early stages of the 2020 campaign.
    
Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris have been to small-town South Carolina. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders crossed Iowa this weekend.
    
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar already has been to a tiny town in general election battleground Wisconsin.
    
Rural America gives President Donald Trump and Republicans their most intense support.
    
But there are Democrats and persuadable voters there who are important to picking the Democratic nominee. And cutting into Republican advantages in the general election could help flip several swing states that gave Trump his 2016 victory
    
Democratic candidates say rural outreach also should be required of anyone who wants to lead such a diverse nation.

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