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The Hill: Kellyanne Conway Mulling Move to Outside Pro-Trump Group

The Hill: Kellyanne Conway Mulling Move to Outside Pro-Trump Group

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By    |   Wednesday, 30 November 2016 11:00 PM

Senior Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway is considering heading up an outside political organization that'll support the president-elect during his White House tenure, The Hill reported Wednesday night.

According to The Hill, the pro-Trump political operation will likely involve GOP mega-donor Rebekah Mercer, the data firm Cambridge Analytica — in which the Mercers hold a financial stake — and possibly Conway at the helm, The Hill reported, citing unnamed sources.

"Most accurately that is under active consideration, along with a tour of duty in the Oval," Conway told The Hill.

The polling expert who became Trump's campaign manager is also under consideration for White House press secretary or communications director, The Hill reported.

The decision of who runs the outside group will ultimately be Trump's, The Hill reported.

Conway described such an outside group as "potent and necessary," saying it would be important to have someone guiding it "who has the trust of the president-elect, grassroots, donors, and Capitol Hill," The Hill reported.

According to The Hill, the outside group would combine advertising support, door knocking, and other grassroots activities to support Trump and his legislative agenda – and defend him when necessary, push key pieces of legislation.

"What [President Barack Obama's senior adviser David] Plouffe did with Organizing for America was impressive," she said, referring to the outside group announced by Obama as he took office in 2009.

Conway told The Hill no one should conclude she's ruled out a job inside the White House.

"Unimportant! Why am I a topic at all?" she texted The Hill, the outlet reported. "I like what someone told the NYT; that I will have the 'Kellyanne' role," which was described as "a position in which the precise title does not completely capture the duties she is performing or the sway she has."

"The president-elect and I have made no final decisions about whether my highest and best use for him and his administration is inside or outside," she said. "We have discussed this and I’ve made clear that he has more pressing priorities than my title."

"Either way, I will continue to be a very close adviser to him and enthusiastic supporter of his presidency."

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