Trump Campaign: We’re Not Leaving Virginia

It has been a tumultuous week for the GOP presidential nominee, but reports of the Trump campaign surrendering in Virginia are erroneous, national and local campaign leaders said today.

Following last week’s release of a 2005 recording in which Republican nominee Donald J. Trump made crude sexual remarks about women, Northern Virginia Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10) was among the party members who called for him to drop out of the race. On Tuesday, the campaign’s Virginia co-chairman, Cory Stewart, was fired from the post after leading a protest criticizing party leaders at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC.

On Thursday, reports surfaced that the campaign was shifting resources from Virginia to North Carolina. That state went narrowly for Democrat Barack Obama in 2008 and narrowly for Republican Mitt Romney four years ago. Except for 2008, North Carolina’s electoral votes have gone to Republicans in every election since 1980.

Polls show Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton deadlocked in the race with less than a month to go. In Virginia, polls show Trump losing ground to Clinton in recent weeks.

The Trump campaign issued a statement today emphasizing that it remains committed to winning Virginia.

“While we’re reallocating some of our staff strategically to accommodate early voting in nearby priority states such as North Carolina, our campaign leadership and staffing remains strong in Virginia,” stated John Ullyot, the campaign’s deputy political director for communications.

“Together with the RNC and the state Party, we will have all the resources we need to re-take the Commonwealth at the Presidential level in November, as historically early voting in Virginia is much less of a focus for both parties than in some other states such as North Carolina.”

Loudoun County Republican Committee Chairman Will Estrada confirmed that the campaign was pushing ahead. “While I was reading the reports yesterday of the Trump campaign leaving Virginia, we had teams of door knockers led by paid Trump staffers on the ground here in Loudoun,” he said.

4 thoughts on “Trump Campaign: We’re Not Leaving Virginia

  • 2016-10-14 at 1:14 pm

    Are you kidding? Trump never had a campaign in Virginia. Estrada did not even open a headquarters here until late September. No Loudon elected Republicans are supporting Trump either. Bad campaign

  • 2016-10-14 at 6:50 pm

    That anyone—man or woman—supports this candidate does not speak well for the character of that man or that woman, the more so any such person who is a politician responsible for the public safety, including the safety of women. That a majority of American men tell pollsters this is their candidate is a profound national embarrassment and a personal embarrassment for each.

  • 2016-10-15 at 12:05 pm

    So you’re a “Character Judge” now Mr. McKeon? Exactly what credentials do you possess to pass such judgment on your fellow citizens? What medical degree do you hold entitling you to condemn others personal views?

    Sadly, I know it’s fashionable for leftists like yourself to self-proclaim moral, intellectual and personal supremacy over anyone else who doesn’t subscribe exactly to your cult-like inhuman group think, but it grows tiresome.

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