Monday, December 21, 2015

HUGE: Trump Hires Hagerstrom To Head Michigan Operations

By Brandon Hall
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Donald Trump has hired former AFP Michigan Director Scott Hagerstrom to head up Michigan operations.

Hagerstrom,a valuable asset for "The Donald," also helped lead the ground campaign against Prop 1 under Paul Mitchell's leadership... Prop 1, pushed primarily by Arlan Meekhof, was defeated 80-20, a 60% margin...

According to The Detroit News:

"Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has hired GOP political operative Scott Hagerstrom to direct his campaign in Michigan, Trump’s first effort to build a support network in the Great Lakes State with less than 80 days to go until the March 8 primary.

Trump’s campaign is expected to announce the hire Monday, ahead of the billionaire businessman’s trip to Grand Rapids for an evening rally at the DeltaPlex Arena, his second campaign to visit to Michigan this year.

Hagerstrom is a former state director of the conservative Americans for Prosperity, has worked on the winning campaign to defeat the Proposal 1 sales tax in May and spent 15 years as an aide in the Michigan House of Representatives.

As head of AFP, Hagerstrom directed a network of conservative activists who have, at times, flexed their political muscle in Republican primaries for state House and Senate seats.

“Scott will be a great asset to our team as we continue to build infrastructure beyond the early primary states and share my vision to make America great again,” Trump said in a statement sent Sunday to The Detroit News."

Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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