LAS VEGAS (AP) — Despite Democratic election wins across Nevada last year, Republicans are banking on President Donald Trump's enthusiastic supporters, a united GOP organization and a soaring economy to turn the state red in 2020.
Though Trump lost Nevada in 2016 to Democrat Hillary Clinton and the state has trended blue in recent cycles, it's still considered a battleground.
Trump's reelection campaign identified the state as one of at least four the president lost but is targeting in 2020.
Republican National Committee regional political director Jeremy Hughes says 2020 will be different because of the strong economy and the president's name on the ballot.
Hughes says many of Trump's die-hard supporters may not have turned out in Nevada in 2018 for other Republicans but they're expected to help boost the GOP next year.