Article originally appeared on www.washingtonexaminer.com.
President Joe Biden’s 2024 reelection campaign revealed it believes the presidential election will be “very close,” but it is confident in getting across the line.
In a memo to interested parties, Biden campaign manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez wrote, “We expect this to be a very close race,” but said there are multiple routes to 270 electoral votes for the president. Additionally, she said, “The fundamentals of this race show our campaign is in a strong position to win.”
One thing Chavez Rodriguez highlighted is “MAGA extremism,” which she said is proving to be “a significant barrier to victory for the GOP in key battleground states.”
She further pointed to the failed “red wave” of 2022 when “midterm voters punished extreme MAGA Republican candidates,” even when the national environment “was ripe for Republican gains.” She specifically used the examples of Sens. Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and John Fetterman (D-PA), who edged out Republican opponents in tough races.
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