June 17, 2016

TO HIS CREDIT, HE DOESN'T TAKE HIS OWN SUPPORTERS SERIOUSLY:

Trump battleground plan relies on skeptical GOP leaders (THOMAS BEAUMONT and STEVE PEOPLES, Jun. 17, 2016, AP) 

His campaign riled by infighting and Republican revolt, Donald Trump is working to address a battleground state staffing shortage that highlights his reliance on a skeptical GOP establishment.

The New York billionaire has slowly begun to add paid staff in a handful of swing states -- Wisconsin and Iowa, among them -- even as campaign officials concede the presumptive presidential nominee has little desire or capacity to construct the kind of massive national operation that has come to define modern-day White House campaigns. Trump plans instead to depend upon the national Republican Party to lead state-based efforts on his behalf, while Democrat Hillary Clinton has had an army of staff dedicated specifically to her campaign in general election battlegrounds for months. [...]

The campaign estimates it currently has about 30 paid staff on the ground across the country.

Posted by at June 17, 2016 4:26 PM

  

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