Trump aide: Close to 20 states in play
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE's campaign manager said Monday there are several ways for the presumptive GOP nominee to win the presidency in November.

"The target list is actually expanding, the 12 battleground states are probably closer to 20 now," Paul Manafort said at a Bloomberg Politics breakfast in Cleveland, according to Bloomberg News.


"There are five or six ways to 270."

He named Oregon, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nevada, New Mexico, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Virginia as states that are "in play."

In the 2012 election, President Obama won all of those states.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday he thinks Trump will "expand the map," adding he thinks the party will be able to "flip" a few states to win.