Pollster and campaign consultant Kellyanne Conway led Donald Trump to victory as his campaign manager in 2016, now GOP Senate primary contender Gino Campana is betting she’ll do the same for him.

The Fort Collins businessman announced this week that Conway is joining his campaign, and will play a key role in helping to secure his spot on the ballot at the state assembly on April 9.

The Republican primary election to determine who will face off against Democrat incumbent U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is June 28.

From Colorado Politics: 

Calling Campana “a strong leader who will fight for the people and not be part of the status quo in Washington,” Conway said in a written statement that she looks forward to helping the former Fort Collins city councilman’s campaign.


“Senator Michael Bennet has been a rubberstamp, knee-jerk vote for Biden’s costly agenda that has led to record border crossings, record inflation, and record crime,” she said. “As a first generation American and successful businessman, Gino Campana will bring fresh, common-sense leadership to Colorado and a track record of making tough and wise decisions. Gino will be a voice for all Coloradans, create jobs, deliver clean energy, tackle crime and the ever-growing drug crisis, and expand educational choice. He is a problem-solver. I look forward to working with Gino Campana’s grassroots campaign built by the people and for the people.”

Conway will be participating with Campana in a telephone town hall on Monday with Republican activists.

When she’s not the butt of jokes by leftists late night talk show hosts, Conway is an accomplished businesswoman who built a successful career and polling firm that specialized in identifying women and young voters.

Most voters know her as a political commentator, but she’s also conducted research and advised on hundreds of projects and campaigns for politicians and Fortune 100 companies. 

Her clients have included The Heritage Foundation, Major League Baseball, The Federalist Society, Ladies’ Home Journal, Martha Stewart, American Express, even ABC News.

In addition to her stint as a senior advisor to Donald Trump in the White House, Conway worked for House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and President Reagan’s pollster Richard Wirthlin.

Her law degree is from George Washington University, where she also worked as an adjunct professor.