Trump Brings Scott Walker’s Former Campaign Manager On Board

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign stop, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Appleton, Wis. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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Rick Wiley, the campaign manager for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s failed 2016 presidential bid, is jumping to the Trump campaign, according to a Wednesday report from The Washington Post.

The Post reported that Wiley will join Trump’s camp as the national political director.

Wiley is seen as a major get for the Trump campaign, which has struggled to build the grassroots infrastructure needed to lock up the Republican nomination. As the Post pointed out, Wiley had played a major role in helping Republicans take back the Senate in 2014.

Wiley is just the most recent addition to the Trump campaign, which also hired Paul Manafort, a well-known Republican strategist, last month to run its delegate-wrangling efforts.

But, Wiley also took blame for Walker’s short-lived candidacy. Some believed he had irresponsibly blew through cash and failed to help the governor build a winning strategy.

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