Republicans fear suburban revolt against Trump in 2020 US news TG Secret recording of Texas House speaker and influential conservative indicates worries about waning support in suburbs Secret recording of Texas House speaker and influential conservative indicates worries about waning support in suburbs Some are sounding the alarm over Donald Trumps devastating effect on their support among suburban voters. The latest evidence of panic came in a secret audio recording of a conversation between Dennis Bonnen, speaker of the house of representatives, and an influential conservative activist. Bonnen can be heard saying: I just think weve got to get through 2020, guarantee if we try and hold this majority – which, with all due respect to Trump, who I love by the way – hes killing us in the urban suburban districts. The hour long recording was made public on Tuesday by Michael Quinn Sullivan, chief executive of far right pressure group hours before a court hearing where a judge would be asked to order its release. In the conversation, Bonnen can reportedly be heard asking Sullivan to target certain Republicans ahead of the partys primary elections next year, while also using profane language to describe . A suburban revolt against Trumps vulgarity and inertia on issues such as gun violence could make or break his presidency and wider Republican hopes in November 2020. Democrats swept to victory in last years midterm elections partly based on suburban voters, taking back the House of Representatives, where an impeachment inquiry against Trump is now under way. Democratic wins in the suburbs included they had not won for 40 years, the one time Ronald Reagan stronghold of Orange county, California, and parts of Texas itself. Although Democrat Beto ORourke fell short against Republican Ted Cruz in a Texas Senate race, his surge fuelled hopes that Democrats can even turn the Lone Star state blue. In the aftermath of the midterms, Eric Cantor, the former Republican House majority leader, There is no doubt that some of the loss in support this year from college educated women, for example, is a result of the negative opinion these voters have of President Trump. But it is also true that Republicans have not had much to offer suburban voters on what they consistently say are their top issues, including health care, child care, education, the environment and transportation.