- Hiring staffers around the country
- Focus on early voting states
Wait – maybe this isn’t just another reality show to The Donald…
Via: The Hill:
Donald Trump is assembling a team of political strategists and campaign staffers charged with sustaining his lead in the Republican presidential polls.
While strategists say Trump still got a ways to go to catch up to his rivals for the White House, he is taking aggressive steps to build a political machine, particularly in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.
With his popularity among Republican voters seemingly impervious to controversy — even rival Jeb Bush has called his candidacy a “phenomenon” — the billionaire businessman is in an enviable position heading into the first Republican debate on Thursday in Cleveland.
“The proof is in the pudding: He’s winning. So by definition doing the right thing… People like his attitude. He’s a scrapper. He fights,” one political strategist said.
“He jumped into the race and stunned everyone by soaring to the top of polls — and maintaining a lead,” the strategist said. “Now he’s building the infrastructure around it and he’s putting together a pretty good campaign team.”
Earlier this week, Trump announced that he’d hired Michael Glassner, a former chief of staff to 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Glassner was also an adviser to former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) during his presidential campaign.
Read more here…