Charting a road to 270, Clinton sets out most efficient path


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With three months until Election Day, Hillary Clinton is focused on capturing the battleground states that have decided the most recent presidential elections.

At least for now, this approach is favored over competing aggressively in several other promising states where she might be able to expand the map.

Clinton’s team doesn’t rule out an effort at Arizona, a state with a booming population of Latino voters. There’s also Georgia, which echoes recent population trends in other Southeastern states where Clinton is running hard.

But neither is among the 11 battleground states that Clinton’s television advertising plans and her travel schedule point to as her focus.

Those states are the perennial top-tier targets Florida and Ohio, plus Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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