KOA Radio interview with Mike Rice, the following was mentioned:
- Trump finally has a professional campaign team spending money in targeted states. He was surviving on and losing with just tweets and travel.
- To get to 270 electoral votes, he must win some small states, like Nevada, Colorado and Iowa, to accompany bigger must-wins in Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
- Colorado now leans Democratic, but it still has an independent reputation. For example, Gary Johnson, the Libertarian, has 16 percent in a recent poll, and Trump would like a piece of that.
- His recent outreach to minorities is an effort to communicate to moderate suburban women – a key voting bloc in Colorado – that he’s not an extremist. He’d also like to undermine Hillary Clinton’s solid bloc of minority voters.
AP story: Trump plans major ad buy in battleground states, including Colorado
NBC News: Pence carves familiar path across swing states for Trump