The 2020 presidential race has been exceptionally unpredictable, with candidate, Tim Scott, recently making a substantial bet on Iowa as his campaign appeared to be faltering. Scott, who has been putting most of his political capital on the state, recently transferred a significant portion of his campaign’s budget and staff to their Iowa headquarters as a final attempt to achieve success the state.
This move is representative of the larger battle that the 2020 presidential election has come to define. Candidates are having to fight for every vote, even those states that have traditionally voted ‘unblue’, such as Iowa. According to a recent analysis from the Cook Political Report, the vote in Iowa has become a toss up between Scott and his opponents, which is why he is taking drastic measures in order to give himself a slight edge.
Scott himself has been acutely aware of the importance of Iowa in this particular race. “Iowa has always been a critical part of a winning presidential strategy, and this election is no different. I’m proud to have my team working tirelessly in the Hawkeye State to help me win,” said Scott in a publicized statement.
In the past, Scott has employed a variety of strategies to help make a name for himself in Iowa. He has recently been running a series of ads, attending diverse events in the state, and has held more than a dozen rallies throughout Iowa in an attempt to galvanize support.
As the stakes for campaign success in Iowa become increasingly high, Scott has been on the offensive, doing all he can to improve his standing in the state. Even as his overall strategy has come under questioning, moving resources and energy to Iowa, is perhaps Scott’s best chance of snatching a victory from an unpredictable election.