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Joe Walsh 'honored' to have George Conway as informal adviser in challenge to Trump

Joe Walsh 'honored' to have George Conway as informal adviser in challenge to Trump
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Former Rep. Joe WalshJoe WalshGOP lawmakers mourn death of Rush Limbaugh Sacha Baron Cohen pens op-ed on the dangers of conspiracy theories Sunday shows preview: Protests continue over shooting of Blake; coronavirus legislation talks remain at impasse MORE (Ill.), one of President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: LeBron James's 'racist rants' are divisive, nasty North Carolina man accused of fraudulently obtaining .5M in PPP loans Biden announces picks to lead oceans, lands agencies MORE's Republican primary challengers, says conservative lawyer and frequent Trump critic George ConwayGeorge ConwayLincoln Project forming 'transition advisory committee' amid calls to close The Hill's Morning Report - Democrats ready mammoth relief bill for 10-day sprint Lincoln Project faces calls to shut down MORE is informally giving him campaign advice. 

"I am honored to have his advice. I speak with him often. He's a wonderful adviser," Walsh said of Conway in an interview with CNN.  "As far as any formal role with our campaign, I would only be so lucky as to have somebody like George Conway involved."

He didn't say whether Conway, who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayKellyanne Conway joins Ohio Senate candidate's campaign Mark Zuckerberg, meet Jean-Jacques Rousseau? The Hill's Morning Report - Biden: Let's make a deal on infrastructure, taxes MORE, would join his campaign in an official capacity. 

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Walsh has tried to recruit George Conway to his campaign, The New York Times reported last month. George Conway reportedly told Walsh he would consider the proposal, but did not make any commitments.

"I know George Conway, and I speak to George Conway often, and he is genuinely and I mean frightened for where this country is going under Trump," Walsh told CNN. "That's all we focus on, and I'm indebted to have his help and advice. He truly is a great American."

Walsh declined to talk about the dynamic between George and Kellyanne Conway, according to CNN, as joining the campaign would pit him against his wife's boss.

George Conway often criticizes and insults the president on Twitter, recently writing that the Cabinet should declare Trump unfit to be president.

Walsh last month became the second person to challenge Trump for the Republican nomination, following Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldRalph Gants, chief justice of Massachusetts supreme court, dies at 65 The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden visits Kenosha | Trump's double-voting suggestion draws fire | Facebook clamps down on election ads Biden picks up endorsements from nearly 100 Republicans MORE (R). The president, however, has continued to have support from most Republicans. A recent Morning Consult poll found that 85 percent of them approved of him. 

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