Lewandowski joins pro-Trump outside group

Lewandowski joins pro-Trump outside group
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President Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has joined the pro-Trump super PAC America First, making him the latest campaign veteran to join an outside group aimed at boosting the president’s agenda.

Lewandowski, who also has his own Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm, has picked up with America First as a senior adviser and spokesman, the group announced Thursday.

America First also has Trump campaign digital director Brad Parscale and spokeswoman Katrina Pierson on its roster.

The group was beset by departures shortly after its launch and came under criticism from the White House for not giving Trump enough air cover during the healthcare debate.

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But it has hit its stride since then, spending millions on ads boosting GOP efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare, and to bolster Trump’s trips abroad. The group has spots in the works on tax reform and has played in campaign elections, targeting Democrat Jon Ossoff ahead of Georgia's special House election earlier this year.

America First is one of three outside groups supporting Trump.

The oldest of the groups is Great America Alliance, which claims to have raised and spent some $30 million on behalf of Trump’s campaign and his political agenda in the White House.

That group counts former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) and former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) as advisers. Two key members of its staff are also assisting former state Sen. Kelli Ward’s primary challenge to Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeKelly lobbied Republicans to rebuke Trump after Putin press conference: report Senate weighs new Russia response amid Trump backlash Flake to Trump: 'Fake news' didn't side with Putin, you did MORE (R-Ariz.), who has been critical of Trump.

A third group, Making America Great, was founded by former campaign deputy manager David Bossie with the financial backing of conservative mega-donor Rebekah Mercer, and has run ads pressuring GOP lawmakers to back Trump’s agenda.