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Trump: 'Who Knows' If Campaigning in Washington State Makes Sense?

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By    |   Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016 04:18 PM

Donald Trump's presidential campaign is set to host a rally Tuesday night in Everett, Washington, but he's unsure if it's a good decision to appear there.

"Who knows if it's the right thing or the wrong thing?" Trump asked in an interview with KIRO radio in Seattle, "but as far as I'm concerned, it's the right thing to do because I have always loved the state."

Washington voters haven't favored a Republican for president since Ronald Reagan's re-election in 1984, according to 270ToWin.com, the year after the death of then-Sen. Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson, a hawkish Democrat who won five straight elections to the Senate.

"We seem to have a great receptivity there. We've gotten very good numbers from other states where we're sort of in the same position," Trump told KIRO. "And we are doing… I guess I'm a little bit different kind of candidate, frankly."

"I am in Los Angeles and different parts of California, I said, 'Let's go up.' Our senator over there, as you know, we've had tremendous support from some of the people in Washington state and I said I would do it and I hear they're going to have a very big turnout," the candidate said. "So I said on the way back I will be doing it, I'll stay there."

Hillary Clinton currently holds a double-digit lead in the state, according to The Elway Poll and Public Policy Polling surveys.

"I don't think any campaigner is ever wasting his time when they campaign, but at the same time, if he thinks he's going to find victory in Snohomish county, it's not there," Bill Phillips, a delegate at the Democratic national convention, told KIRO 7 News.

Everett, where the county seat is located, is about 30 miles north of Seattle.

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