- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 31, 2016

Donald Trump on Thursday announced that Reps. Duncan Hunter of California and Chris Collins of New York would lead his presidential campaign’s outreach to Congress members.

Mr. Trump called the congressmen “conservative stalwarts” who he said as chairman of the campaign’s U.S. House Leadership Committee would spread his campaign message of Make America Great Again to fellow lawmakers.

Although the front-runner for the Republican nomination, Mr. Trump has been endorsed by just seven members of the U.S. House, among them Mr. Hunter and Mr. Collins.

“I am honored to have the support of these two well respected Members of Congress who share my vision of securing our borders, strengthening our military, treating our veterans with the respect and care they deserve and putting Americans first again,” Mr. Trump said in a statement.

The billionaire businessman was conducting meetings Thursday in Washington. Earlier in the week, the Trump campaign announced that it planned to open a Washington office to run the convention and delegate operations and coordinate work with the Republican National Committee and Congress.

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