(DESMOINESREGISTER) — Donald Trump has hired Iowa conservative Chuck Laudner to run his Iowa campaign if the New Yorker decides to run for president.
This will be a different world for Laudner, a 30-year operative who has a knack for running campaigns with almost no money and staff.
Last presidential election cycle, Laudner’s candidate was a little-known former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania who at times struggled to attract an audience of five people. Working on a shoestring budget, Laudner used his pickup truck to ferry Rick Santorum to all 99 counties in the state, sometimes multiple times. Their endless campaigning paid off when Santorum caught fire right at the end and claimed enough support to win the 2012 Iowa caucuses.
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