Trump Attempting To Energize Sagging Ohio Ground Game
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is setting up 15 regional offices in the state, as the campaign attempts to energize a ground game that has been lagging behind that of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. In a statement, the campaign says the regional offices will supplement the efforts of the statewide headquarters in Columbus. The offices will coordinate field operations. The statement quotes state campaign director Bob Paduchik as saying "the Trump-Pence campaign has all the staffing and resources we need to win in Ohio, and we are reaching out beyond the Republican base to independents and disaffected Democrats." Clinton's campaign has 19 field offices in the state. Several have been open for weeks. The Democratic presidential nominee's campaign director, Chris Wyant, says in a statement her backers are "building a grassroots campaign from the bottom up, working hard to earn every vote and taking nothing for granted."