FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo Iowa Rep. Abby Finkenauer walks into The Smokestack after winning the Democratic primary in Dubuque, Iowa. An often-overlooked battle is under way across rural and working-class America where President Donald Trump’s coalition of blue-collar voters offers Democrats an alternate route to the House majority. Finkenauer reflected on her blue-collar roots at a rally this week alongside the Democratic Party’s strongest liaison to working-class voters, former Vice President Joe Biden. “He shares the belief that every kid who grows up in a working-class family like mine has a right to a bright future,” Finkenauer said as she introduced Biden. (Eileen Meslar/Telegraph Herald via AP, File)

In House battle, Democrats see hope in Trump territory

November 02, 2018 - 6:12 am

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — White, working-class voters fueled Donald Trump's rise to the White House, but days ahead of the pivotal midterm elections there's concern among Republicans that these same voters might abandon the GOP in states including Maine, Iowa and Minnesota.

Democrats are targeting 21 House districts carried by President Barack Obama in 2012 that shifted to Trump in 2016.

These districts are testing the strength of the Trump-era political realignment.

With the election days away, Democrats have cause for optimism.

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