But the offensive is not without its risks: Although all three races are in Trump states, the Democrats have a decent shot at at least two of them. The Republican loss of any election could lead to the ammunition preventing the president from claiming that he is politically weak when he heads for the treacherous 2020 campaign.
“Mississippi, Kentucky, and Louisiana are states in which Republicans can win governor races. These would be big victories for President Trump heading into 2020, but in the unlikely event we lose in all these countries, this would obviously be a worrying sign that the president will have to overcome, "said Henry Barber, a member of Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barber, the Republican National Committee and nephew.
Behind the scenes, Trump tests aides and allies in the three contests and liaises with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) On the battle for re-election of Bevin. He also regularly speaks with Bevin, a longtime ally and frequent visitor to the White House.
Trump's political operation is mobilizing. The RNC, which works closely with the president's team, is expected to spend millions on exit-voting efforts in the three bitcoins. Chris Carr, political director of the Trump campaign and a native of Louisiana, is increasingly participating in the state's governorship contest.
Still, no one is sure about bets on the president. Republicans face great candidates in every state – and especially in Louisiana, where popular Democratic Gov. John Bell Edwards is seeking re-election. Bevin is one of the least popular governors in the country. And in Mississippi, Republican candidate Tate Reeves, the lieutenant governor of the state, has been criticized for his campaign failure and is recovering from an unexpectedly heavy primary.
Republicans have never won all three states in the same year, despite the conservative inclination of each.
The White House has calculated that Trump is likely to take on the bulk of the blame for the loss, whether he's campaigning or not. So he decided to jump in the head so he could take credit if Republicans won.
Trump is popular in all three states and his team is convinced that he can pull any Republican candidate over the finish line. In Mississippi, the president is so pleased that Democratic candidate, United States Attorney General Jim Hood, has promised Trump to "drain the swamp."
The President is already talking about his role in positive developments. After Edwards failed to hit 50 percent in the primary on October 1st and was forced to drain in November, Trump claimed that the popularity of Democrats in Louisiana was diminished because "I explained what a bad job the governor was doing. "
" The president – and his base – is enjoying his praise during these "winning" storytelling opportunities. Perhaps this helps keep the GOP national energy energized for the holidays, perhaps a prolonged slogan for the impeachment and peak of the Democratic presidential first season, "said Nick Everhart, a Republican strategist who has worked on a number of governor races." Any bite to take credit and feed the base is important for enthusiasm and fundraising over the coming months. "