Abcnews reported: The Trump campaign is planning a meeting on Capitol Hill next week with lawmakers who have endorsed the Republican presidential front-runner, in what will be the first in a series of regular sessions as the campaign begins to expand its Washington, D.C. operation, sources tell ABC News.
One source described the congressional outreach effort as “the natural growth of the campaign” leading into the general election, despite a recent string of setbacks, including the Wisconsin primary.
The purpose of the meetings, which are still in the planning stages, will be for the campaign to begin to listen and learn about concerns members of Congress have, along with discussion of strategy to court uncommitted Republican lawmakers, as the New York businessman works to lock up the GOP nomination ahead of the convention this summer.
A congressional source also confirmed the meetings, telling ABC News that the campaign is attempting to organize the sit-down for some time next week, when the House is back in session.
Sources say the meeting is expected to include members of Trump’s campaign staff as well as congressional lawmakers. Trump himself is not scheduled to attend next week’s kickoff, which will be led by Reps. Duncan Hunter, R-California, and Chris Collins, R-New York, the chairmen of Trump’s House Leadership Committee.