By David Hylton
With less than four weeks until Election Day, Donald Trump's campaign is pulling out of Virginia, NBC News reports.
Two GOP staffers confirmed to NBC News that the announcement came during a conference call late Wednesday.
A source close to the decision told NBC News that the Republican candidate for president is shifting his focus to Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio.
Trump's former Virginia state chairman, Corey Stewart, who was recently fired for organizing a protest outside Republican National Committee headquarters, said he was "disgusted" by the move.
"I think it's totally premature for the campaign to be pulling out of Virginia after so much work and all the hundreds ... of hours of volunteer time and thousands and thousands of volunteers," Stewart told NBC News.
Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck denied the campaign was pulling out of Virginia.
"Our commitment to winning Virginia for all of our Republican candidates remains unchanged," said Whitbeck. "The media reports saying the Trump campaign has withdrawn from Virginia come from unnamed sources and a former state co-chair who was terminated by the campaign."
Stewart said Virginia, which had long been considered a battleground state, was winnable if Trump devoted more to advertising.
"The only thing the campaign had to do was spend money on an ad campaign and it would have been competitive," he told NBC News.