Could President Trump head back to San Diego soon?

Posted at 11:22 PM, Jun 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 02:22:44-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- With Tuessday night's elections, the spotlight is on California - specifically in San Diego.

RELATED: Election Results  

Less than two months ago it was the border wall prototypes that brought the President Donald Trump to San Diego. But could he be back soon?

"San Diegans might be seeing more of President Trump this year," said Political Expert Ruben Barrales. The reason could be the Tuesday night election.

San Diegan John Cox, a little-known Republican to many, advanced to take on lieutenant governor Gavin Newsom in the California governor's race. The President through his support behind Cox via a tweet -- then followed that support up Tuesday night with the below tweet.

In it he wrote: "Great night for Republicans! Congratulations to John Cox on a really big number in California. He can win. Even Fake News CNN said the Trump impact was really big, much bigger than they ever thought possible. So much for the big Blue Wave, it may be a big Red Wave. Working hard!"

Gavin Newsom tweeted a response to Trump, saying, "Please come campaign for him as much as possible."

Political Expert Barrales says - whether the President comes to San Diego to campaign for Cox will depend on a few factors.

"It's all dependent on whether or not the political teams of both John Cox, the governor nominee, and President Trump," he said. "If their political teams think it makes sense for the President to come to San Diego because it will draw out more voters, to support Dox, I think they'll do it."

10News asked Cox about the possibility.

"I welcome the President. He's the leader of our country, he's the President," Cox said. "Whether you like his personality or not, he's the president of the Country, he ought to be respected."

Cox's opponent Gavin Newsom says, that could be a gamble.

"I think having Donald Trump's support was significant for John Cox, and he's not running away from it," Newsom said. "And I'm not sure that's going to help broaden his appeal."

Not to be left out as another reason to visit - the race for the 49th house district - where Republicans are battling to keep that seat.