Nick McWilliams reporting – With election season around the corner, the Tuscarawas County Republican Party is conveying their promises kept.

At the annual Lincoln Day Dinner, the party hosted former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to discuss the political environment in the nation, concerning their partisan policies.

For Spicer, who had direct contact with the successful 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump, he says that their winning formula came from a focus on historically GOP voters who were on the fence on voting for the unusual candidate.

“We realized, if we made the election a binary choice. Trump’s policies, versus [Hillary Clinton’s] polices, by over 85 percent, they voted Trump. So, our goal was to get a ballot in front of them early, absentee, or drag them to the polls. And it worked.”

The late push by the party ended up making the difference in winning the key states of Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

Now, looking ahead to November ballots and the eventual presidential election in 2020, Spicer says that citizens can base their decision on a campaign that held true on promises.

“This is a politician, a president, that is coming back to the voters, saying I did exactly what I said I was going to do. But better than just being able to say I kept my word, it’s that my policies worked and are getting results, and making this country a better place.”

Chairman Doug Wills thanked the attendees for supporting the party, which raised over $15,000 through auctioned items at the event.

Spicer encouraged those in attendance to continue to reach out to people around the country, including youths and in schools and churches.

Copyright WTUZ Radio Inc., 2019