What Tuesday tells us about the 2020 election


#TIA – What the 2018 election should forewarn us about the one in 2020. 

It’s hard to identify the precise moment that President Trump’s reelection bid began. Was it in February, when he named a campaign manager? Was it in January 2017 — the day of his inauguration, in fact — when he filed the requisite paperwork? Was it the first day of 2017, when his campaign first spent money on the 2018 election cycle? Or was it Dec. 1, 2016, less than a month after his victory, when he held his first post-election rally?

Trump has been talking about his reelection since before his inauguration, making reference to serving for eight years during a news conference in New York during the transition period. He is reportedly ready to turn his attention to that contest more fully, now that the 2018 midterm election is over.

By at least one metric, though, the 2018 election should give him pause about the prospect of serving two full terms.

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