Trump Taps Citizens United President As Deputy Campaign Manager

President of Citizens United David Bossie speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015.
Scott Olson | Getty Images

Donald Trump has tapped Citizens United President David Bossie to serve as his deputy campaign manager.

Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway confirmed the hire to The Associated Press Thursday evening.

Bossie has know Trump for years, and has advised him informally.

The GOP nominee told the Washington Post that Bossie is: "Solid. Smart. Loves politics, knows how to win."

Trump recently re-shuffled his campaign leadership team, promoting Conway to campaign manager and bringing in former Breitbart News head Steve Bannon as CEO.

Citizens United is best known for bringing the Supreme Court case that dramatically scaled back regulations on unions and corporations regarding political spending independent of campaigns for Congress and president.

Trump's new campaign boss: Polls will tighten during next two weeks

Follow CNBC International on Twitter and Facebook.