Avinash Iragavarapu is a campaign strategist and the executive director of the Arizona Republican party and is also the reason behind Donald J. Trump’s Arizona win. After the US Presidential elections have come to an end, Donald Trump is all set to be POTUS 45. In the thick of the action in Arizona, a state which voted for the tycoon, Avinash Iragavarapu’s role is ecstatic. Mr Iragavarapu, originally from Rajahmundry, has called it a big win for Donald Trump. According to him, “Mr. Trump is happy and very excited. He knows there is a lot of work to be done and promises to be fulfilled.”
Avinash Iragavarapu, an MBA graduate from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. Political campaigning is his natural forte. He joined the YSR Congress’s election campaign in Andhra Pradesh after quitting his job with HCL Technologies Ltd in New Delhi. His keen interest in politics could not keep him away from it even in the US. Avinash’s wife works for Intel in Arizona. He went to join her for holidays in 2014, and it was then where it all began. It was the time when Arizona to elect its governor, was going for polls where Avinash did his own research work and polls chose Doug Ducey as his candidate for the primary and wrote to his campaign. During the campaign, Avinash used to do a lot of “data work and polling”, primarily identifying the areas where they could spend the money they raised to gain votes.
In a Republican leaning state, Avinash Iragavarapu’s data work was well praised by Robert Graham, Arizona GOP Chairman and Avinash went to achieve more heights with his astounding performance. He was promoted to political director and then to executive director within a span of a year. This portfolio put him in charge of all the elections for Arizona, including the general elections. In the Republican stronghold, Avinash was asked to help Donald J. Trump.
As per Avinash, Many Indians backed Trump. Avinash’s strategy in making Trump winning was wonderful. When surveys showed Ms Clinton was leading, Avinash and team redirected the resources. All the while, the team was very agile and also had a last-minute action plan ready for various scenarios and Donald Trump successfully won the state of Arizona.
The strategist also explained the forces behind the Trump victory. “There are multiple reasons behind his win. One: people were tired of the Democratic Party. They saw Ms Clinton as just an extension of Barack Obama, which they didn’t like. “Ms Clinton’s campaign always came across as overconfident. We focused on the voter group, kept microtargeting,” said Avinash.
Avinash also stated that there were many allegations against Donald Trump but he was sure that he was doing the right thing and now people are celebrating the victory of Donald Trump and are excitingly celebrating the win.
According to Avinash Iragavarapu, “I have met Donald Trump personally. He knows I am from India. He’s a totally fine person, and he’s embraced me with open arms. He has only spoken out against illegal immigration.”