2/28/18, Maine First Media Staff Report,
President Donald Trump has announced he will run for re-election in 2020.
While the news comes as little surprise, the timing is interesting.
The Trump 2020 campaign makes the announcement 980 days before election night — the earliest re-election announcement in Presidential history. The previous record was set by President Barack Obama when he announced his re-election bid 582 days before the election.
According to the Trump team, the early announcement will allow the Campaign to activate Trump supporters to be involved in 2018 Midterm races.
“In addition to focusing on building its infrastructure for the 2020 race, the Trump Campaign will be engaged in the 2018 midterm elections this year, providing candidates with general support, endorsements, and rallying the support of the political grassroots by engaging Trump supporters in districts and states,” a statement from Trump-Pence 2020 read.
Brad Parscale has been named President Trump’s Campaign Manager.
Parscale built the Trump Campaign website in 2016 and led digital marketing strategies for the Campain and the National Republican Committee.
Prior to the campaign, the data-driven Parscale managed digital marketing strategies for the Trump Organization.
Parscale is wasting no time building his leadership team for the Campaign.
On day one on the job, he appointed to Trump loyalists to prominent campaign positions.
Michael Glassner will be the campaign’s Chief Operating Officer. Glassner was Deputy Campaign Manager in the President’s 2016 bid.
Meanwhile, President Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump has been named Special Adviser. Lara is married to Eric Trump. Lara Trump has held the position of Coordinator of Strategic Planning and Digital Communications for the campaign committee since early 2017.
Parscale says early action adding to the leadership is key for the 2018 Midterms.
“The campaign plans on being an important entity to help with the 2018 midterm elections including engaging in elections by supporting and endorsing House and Senate candidates, and leveraging President Trump’s vast network of supporters nationwide to encourage them to support candidates and vote,” a statement from the Campaign read.