Virginia Trump campaign strikes down national reports, not leaving

13News Now Chenue Her has the story

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- With just 25 days to go until the election, Donald Trump is reportedly scaling down campaign efforts in Virginia.
According to ABC news and other national outlets, Trump's campaign decided to close up shop in the Commonwealth and shift the focus to North Carolina. 
But, the Virginia campaign is striking back against those reports saying it's not leaving the state.
"We are the Trump campaign so this idea that we're pulling out of Virginia is completely ridiculous," said co-chair and spokesman with the Virginia campaign, John Fredericks.
The Virginia supporters are standing strong against these national reports that Trump is pulling out of the state.
"These reports are so totally bogus. I've never seen anything like this in my life," said Fredericks.
He said volunteers and campaign offices in Hampton Roads aren't going anywhere, just a few paid staff leaving to lend a hand in North Carolina with early voting.
"Nothing is changing in the Trump campaign in Virginia except for a few paid staff got diverted to another state continues, 20 miles from where I'm standing now," Fredericks told 13News Now.
"Women for Trump" volunteers say they're sticking with the campaign.
"We're in execution mode at this point staffing polls and mass of phone calls," said Pamela Brown with the group.
As far as what they're seeing, things are lining up with what Fredericks said and volunteers are staying put.
"It's just a rumor to me. I haven't seen anything different between my emails, my phone calls, and the grid of schedules for our volunteers that we keep going," said Brown.
"Our leadership team is staying in tact. I'm remaining as co-chairman and I'm not going anywhere," said Fredericks.
He said there are about 30 campaign offices around Hampton Roads, and they will all stay open and staffed with volunteers.


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