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Democratic presidential hopefuls pitch to South Carolina voters; reaction of former South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy.
Former U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy isn’t buying Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is the assertion that South Carolina could be the blue of choice in the 2020 presidency.
“I would be willing to bet that you, unless it is a non-candidacy on the Democrat side, they don’t come back to South Carolina after you win the nomination. You have no chance of 2020,” Gowdy said Tuesday on Fox News’ “The story with Martha MacCallum.”
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“The only way the can win Democrats is if the Republican party is broken and that’s how we lost our last statewide race,” said Gowdy, 54, a Republican, served in the house from January 2011 until January of this year, after deciding not to re-election.
Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., an NBC-affiliate in Columbia, S. C., said this weekend that South Carolina is in the game, for the 2020 General election.
“I think that each state on the table, and there is no reason to believe that it is set in stone, that South Carolina must vote Republicans said the whole time,” Buttigieg.
Gowdy, said he was glad that Democrats and Republican campaigns in the state, but was confident that the Republicans had locked up the state.
“It is not in the game, and I’m glad that you are here,” Gowdy said.
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He added that he believed that the democratic field of would begin, the party leader, the former Vice-President Joe Biden in the Democratic primaries.
“He is a familiar face, and he was said to the state a lot of,” Gowdy,, “whereas, the mayor and some others, this is your first visit. I don’t see anyone, the Biden catching Joe.”