Trump expands staff in three states
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GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMark Walker to stay in North Carolina Senate race Judge lays out schedule for Eastman to speed up records processing for Jan. 6 panel Michael Avenatti cross-examines Stormy Daniels in his own fraud trial MORE has hired new campaign operatives in Florida, Texas and Virginia.

The outspoken billionaire will now have a campaign state director for each location.


“We are in this to win it,” Trump said in a statement Friday morning. "These staff additions are the continuation of our plan to have a strategic and significant presence across the country.”

Trump has hired Karen Giorno in Florida, Corbin Casteel in Texas and Mike Rubino in Virginia.

Giorno previously worked in the Sunshine State for Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) before joining Trump’s campaign.

Casteel is a corporate communications and political strategy specialist who previously worked for the Republican National Committee (RNC).

Rubino served in the 2014 election campaign for Rep. David BratDavid Alan BratTed Cruz, AOC have it right on banning former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists Corey Stewart to lead pro-Trump super PAC The animating forces behind the Democratic Party are true, radical leftists MORE (R-Va.). Brat notably upset then-House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorRepublicans eager to take on Spanberger in Virginia Virginia emerging as ground zero in battle for House majority McAuliffe's loss exposes deepening Democratic rift MORE (R-Va.) in the GOP primary.

Trump’s latest campaign maneuvers show the New York business mogul is thinking beyond the 2016 presidential election’s early-voting states.

Iowa conducts the nation’s first presidential primary in early February. Texas and Virginia, meanwhile, vote on March 1 along with the majority of other states on Super Tuesday. Florida will hold its own version on March 15.

—This story was updated at 10:18 a.m.