Magazine October 5, 2020, Issue

Battleground Arizona

(Roman Genn)
It could be the tipping-point state

At an August 11 Trump-campaign event in Mesa, Ariz., the state’s Republican governor, Doug Ducey, noted in his remarks introducing Mike Pence that President Trump and the vice president “have visited the state of Arizona more than any other presidential administration in the history of our country,” adding: “They like it here. And we like having them here.”

“Think of yourself at a great spa — great sauna — where it’s 120 degrees and we have to pay a lot of money to be there,” Trump told rallygoers at another event in a sweltering airport hangar in Yuma on August 18.

This article appears as “Battleground Arizona” in the October 5, 2020, print edition of National Review.

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