He hasn’t decided yet if he’s running for president, but Michael Avenatti has already made a strategic 2020 decision. The attorney will base his national presidential campaign headquarters in St. Louis, Mo. should he launch a White House bid, he told POLITICO on Sunday.
Avenatti also boldly predicted that the red state of Missouri would be “in play” for Democrats if he were the nominee. “If I do this, I think Missouri is very much going to be in play,” he said. “I’m going to spend a lot of time there.”
The last presidential candidate to headquarter in St. Louis was Dick Gephardt in 1988, says Avenatti.