As Donald Trump takes a more serious than ever look at running for President in 2016, the billionaire real estate mogul and entrepreneur has hired Corey Lewandowski of Windham as his senior political adviser.
Should Trump decide to mount a candidacy, Lewandowski would be his national campaign manager.
Lewandowski, in turn, has tapped Matt Ciepielowski of Manchester to head the New Hampshire field operation.
Lewandowski is the former state director of the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity who rose to become AFP’s national director of voter registration. Ciepielowski had been AFP’s New Hampshire field director.
News of Trump’s moves toward a presidential campaign and the hiring of Lewandowski was first reported by The Washington Post.
Lewandowski told The Post, “The dysfunction of Washington and politics as usual drew me away from other candidates and toward someone who’s gotten something done in the business world.
“Wait and see. Mr. Trump is going to reintroduce himself to the American public. This is going to be a real contest, and no one wants to see a coronation.”