Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich thinks Donald Trump has more than a shot at winning New York this fall.

“If we carry New York by the margin we should, we will have changed American history,” Gingrich said at a breakfast gathering of the New York Republican delegation in downtown Cleveland.

Other New York Republicans — including prominent supporters of Trump’s candidacy — are less certain the business mogul can over come the state’s heavy Democratic enrollment advantage against other (albeit transplanted) state resident, Hillary Clinton.

“New York is in play,” said Rep. Chris Collins, who has a speaking slot on Tuesday at the convention’s main stage. “New York would be one of the tougher states to win. It comes down to the four boroughs, because he’s going to win Staten Island.”

Still, Republicans from New York are happy to be at the center of things here at the national convention.

They talk of Trump’s victory in the April GOP presidential primary, in which he handily won every county save for Manhattan, (which, by the way, went for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is right now locked in a verbal battle with Team Trump), as having put him over the top with a majority of support.

“The win in New York really helped set the momentum,” Collins said. “People were supporting him, then they bragged about supporting him.”

The last Republican presidential candidate win New York in was in 1984 – Ronald Reagan’s landslide victory. But since then, Republican candidates have struggled in the state, and Democrats have dominated statewide elections since 2006.

Clinton remains the odds-on favorite to win the state’s electoral votes, and should New York turn red, it would likely translate to a national landslide.

Other Republicans are more focused on the local picture, hoping to have Trump win their home counties to asset down-ballot candidates — a development that for Erie County Chairman Nick Langworthy would be a long time coming.

“My mission is turn Erie County red,” Langworthy said. “I think Donald Trump can be the first presidential candidate to win since 1980. We didn’t even carry it in 1984, Mondale won.”

Gingrich, a runner-up in the selection process for Trump’s running mate, remained bullish on Trump in his remarks to New York Republicans. (In one of many analogies during his speech, Gingrich compared Trump to the bear who mauls actor Leonardo DiCarpio in “The Revenant).

But at the same time, Gingrich urged New York Republicans to grow their party through social media and made a pointed to push to outreach to minorities.

“No white American,” Gingrich said, “understands the pressures of being an African-American.”