The word on the street is that the Republican Party will not be able to run a viable candidate against the Democrats for Attorney General In Pennsylvania next in 2020. That may or may not be true. However, there is a useful strategy to employ in situations where no one expects to win. Let me tell you how to win, even if you can't get elected!
All eyes will be on the presidential race next year. First we will be entertained by the Democratic Primary circus with their 20+ candidates. It will be interesting to see how quickly the field narrows down, and who remains standing at the end with "Uncle Joe."
There is every reason to believe that Pennsylvania will be as important next year as we were in 2016. Statewide candidates MUST be 100% behind our president to help increase turnout for him and our other Republican candidates.
Yes, there will be other Republicans on the ballot!
Statewide candidates must be defacto surrogates for our President, wherever they go, unapologetically and enthusiastically. They must take every opportunity to point out all the President's successes, of which there are many, and much more more we can benefit if we get 4 more years!
The candidates should also spend significant time in any state house or senate or congressional districts that may be close or at risk. The state candidate serves to boost up other candidates, not as merely an end in his own campaign. The statewide candidate should ask: "What can I do to help?"
Campaigns can serve many functions even if they don't "win" in the end. They can use their status to help other down-ticket candidates, help party-building and "get-out-the-vote" activities.
They should help the down-ticket candidates raise money instead of competing with them for limited resources.
Is there a "party candidate" who can put his or her own ego aside to do this?
It sure would be nice to find out.