Trump card: GOP lawmakers defeated last year see president as their 2020 comeback ticket

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President Trump is sure to lose his home state of New York by a wide margin in his 2020 bid, but former Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney is looking forward to having him at the top of the ticket.

“It looks like a lot of Trump voters stayed home in 2018,” said Tenney, who lost in her traditionally Republican central New York district last year after a single term to Democratic challenger Anthony Brindisi, 41, by a 49.1% to 50.9% margin.

“Obviously, having the president on top of the ticket will make a big difference,” Tenney, 58, told the Washington Examiner. “If you look at just the voter turnout between 2016 and 2018, it will probably be more similar to 2016, and you’re going to see a lot more enthusiasm coming out of Republicans than in 2018.”

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