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Kellyanne Conway May Lead New Public Group to Boost Trump's Policies

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By    |   Tuesday, 06 Dec 2016 12:04 PM

President-elect Donald Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said she is considering heading a new group that is being formed to bolster Trump administration's political and policy goals from the outside, The Washington Post reports.

Conway said the organization should be run by someone "close to the president" who understands his priorities, but she is not yet sure if she will join the White House staff or run the new group.

According to Politico, the concept of the organization is to harness the grassroots enthusiasm of Trump's most fervent supporters and keep them engaged for upcoming legislative battles in Congress.

Organizers hope to have the group up and ready in time to both defend Trump's Cabinet nominees if they face confirmation battles, and to help provide public support for what the administration hopes will be a quick start in enacting sweeping changes to the nation's tax, immigration and health-care policies.

Even though Trump will have the advantage of Republican control of both houses of Congress, overcoming the Senate filibuster is a concern, as it requires at least 60 senators to vote to clear procedural hurdles and move to final passage. Having such a public group of supporters to press Trump's case will be helpful.

The Post reported that organizers are basing the group on the same idea as Citizens for America, an organization launched by backers of  former President Ronald Reagan in the early 1980s that sought to rally the public for his policies.

"Trump has the ability to do Citizens for America on steroids through the Internet," Richard F. Hohlt, a Washington-based Republican consultant and lobbyist, told the Post.

"They're smart enough to know how to harness the movement to their advantage. This is going to be huge. Republicans have never had this before."

The pro-Trump group will also expect to have access to some 10 million email addresses of potential supporters that were acquired during the campaign, which includes more than 2.5 million individual donors.

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