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Puerto Rico in Talks With Corey Lewandowski to Lobby Trump on Debt

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By    |   Friday, 13 Jan 2017 11:49 AM

Puerto Rico may have discovered a new ally in their fiscal crisis: president-elect Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

Ricardo Rosselló, the recently elected governor of Puerto Rico, is in talks with Lewandowski's recently formed lobbying firm Avenue Strategies, according to co-founder Barry Bennett.

"There's no contract, but we have active talks," Bennett told ProPublica.

He also denied Caribbean Business' report that Lewandowski set-up a meeting between Rosselló and Trump, which a spokesman for the governor confirmed to ProPublica.

Rosselló addressed the island's debt problems in an interview with Bloomberg in early January, where he denied that Puerto Rico is in need of a "bailout," and said he only wants the territory to be treated fairly.

"If we as a government start making some tough decisions, and there's still some gaping holes, the federal government needs to intervene," he said. "We don't need a bailout. What we aim to have is some areas where Puerto Rico can be treated equally and stand to benefit."

Although he has a new lobbying firm, Lewandowski won't be leaving his new career in political commentary. The Daily Beast reports the former CNN commentator has landed a new job with One America News Network.

"He's working for us like he worked for CNN," Robert Herring, OANN's chief executive, told the Daily Beast.

"We got a lot of help from [Corey] in the past, and he seems like very nice guy and very knowledgeable," he added. "You know, we're a growing network, and we saw a chance when he quit CNN and we just grabbed it."

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