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Breakdown of Why President Trump is Visiting Southwest Florida

Posted: 4:51 PM, Oct 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-01 00:50:10Z

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.