The announcement of President Donald Trump's visit to Southwest Florida came at a short notice, but the location is no surprise.
Trump's focus is to keep the Senate in the hands of the GOP and the outcome of the governor's race could make a big impact on the 2020 presidential election.
But why Lee County? For one, it is heavily populated with Republicans. In 2016 it gave Trump 58% of the votes and Senator Marco Rubio 63%. It's also one of the largest counties population wise in the state. Trump had 191,000 votes from Lee County in 2016.
Trump will be back in Florida on Saturday, visiting Pensacola.
In Florida there is a choice between a Harvard/Yale educated man named @RonDeSantisFL who has been a great Congressman and will be a great Governor - and a Dem who is a thief and who is Mayor of poorly run Tallahassee, said to be one of the most corrupt cities in the Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2018