WASHINGTON - There are new signs that Democrats are rebuilding their once vaunted "blue wall" as President Donald Trump gears up for his re-election campaign.
But Democrats who know the Midwestern region best are warning their party against overconfidence, especially as Democratic presidential prospects embrace a lurch to the left.
There is no surer way for Democrats to deny Trump's re-election than to reclaim Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, states that may have supplanted Florida and Ohio as the nation's premier presidential battlegrounds.
Trump won all three states in 2016 by a razor-thin margin, claiming their 46 electoral votes by just 80,000 votes combined. Trump has told friends and confidants in recent weeks at his private club in Florida that he would win the blue wall states.
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