Iowa GOP Chairman: Trump Will Have ‘The Largest Ground Game Ever’ In Hawkeye State

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The chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa said that Donald Trump will have the largest and most sophisticated ground game in the state’s political history working for him over the next 81 days in the presidential election.

“Iowa will have the largest ground game ever for Republicans,” state party chairman Jeff Kaufmann told Breitbart News on a conference call with reporters Wednesday. “We will be ready.”

“I don’t think in Iowa it ever left the tracks,” Kaufmann said, referring to the Trump campaign in Iowa. “It’s been a dogfight the entire time. I haven’t seen any re-tooling. We’re going after every vote.”

“I think we’re just seeing more and more fueling of support in Iowa,” Kaufmann said.

“There will be a power in the coordination that we have and the open communication that we have,” the chairman added, noting incredible “coordination between the RNC, the presidential candidate” and ground forces in state legislative races.

Kaufmann noted that “we are not going to duplicate any resources. We are going to be extremely efficient.”

“Volunteers are being drawn from all over the board,” Kaufmann said.

Kaufmann took some shots at Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, who visited Iowa, for flip-flopping on various issues.

“One thing you can’t accuse Donald Trump of is flip-flopping,” Kaufmann said.

Iowa is a key swing state in the presidential race with six electoral votes in the Midwest. Kaufmann described it as a “purple state.” Barack Obama won Iowa in 2008 and 2012, but George W. Bush won the Hawkeye State in 2004 over John Kerry.

The most recent Quinnipiac poll in Iowa showed Clinton leading Trump by three points, 47 percent to 44. A Suffolk University poll conducted last week showed Trump winning Iowa by one point, 41 to 40.