President Donald Trump is embracing the idea of taking his campaign to more than one state.
Trump on Wednesday said the 2016 presidential race could be decided in more than 20 states, including battlegrounds like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan.
The Republican Party’s presidential nominee, however, is not alone in the push to make the race more national.
Trump has repeatedly sought to expand his appeal, even as he struggles to maintain the same level of support as his predecessors.
The former reality TV star has been at pains to draw new voters into the electoral process, by focusing on the issues of his agenda, his popularity and his own personal popularity.
Trump and his aides have taken a different approach in recent weeks, using surrogates and a series of public appearances to try to win over a broader group of voters.
Trump’s surrogates have been more visible than his main campaign, focusing on issues like his economic plan, his travel ban and his plans to revive the Keystone XL pipeline.
His allies have also been making the case for a more traditional campaign, as Trump has sought to appeal to conservatives.
Trump also has made overtures to the Democratic Party.
He announced that he would run for reelection in 2020 as the presumptive nominee, a move that could benefit him politically, as he has been unable to hold on to the support of many Democrats who have previously stayed out of the race.
He has also taken more aggressive steps to reach out to the liberal base of the Democratic party.
While Trump has been focused on his own party’s issues, his allies have sought to build coalitions to win support from Democrats, a challenge that has been particularly difficult for him in the last few weeks.
The president’s aides have been pushing for a unity effort to unite the party, with many strategists saying that the effort could backfire on him as the party increasingly veers toward the left.
Democratic leaders, however of both parties, have resisted the idea, saying they would not support any candidate who is more likely to divide the party and lead to the defeat of the party’s agenda.