Washington (CNN) - A new campaign urging businessman Donald Trump to run for president has popped up, as the successful business executive publicly contemplates whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination.
Draft Trump 2012 joins the already established "Should Trump Run?" as an online destination for Trump supporters to rally for his candidacy.
Draft Trump 2012 was created by Nick McLaughlin, a veteran of the Iraq War from St. Charles, Missouri. McLaughlin told CNN in a recent interview that he has no political experience, has not spoken to the businessman/reality television star, but thinks that Trump is the right person to lead the country.
Understanding that the path to victory for the GOP presidential nomination is in the early voting states, Draft Trump 2012 has named Mark LaLiberte to oversee the effort's political operation in New Hampshire. LaLiberte worked for Frank Guinta, the former Republican mayor of Manchester who now serves in the U.S. House. In addition, Draft Trump will have a presence in Florida, Iowa, Nevada and South Carolina. A former staffer to ex-New York George Pataki, Lynn Krogh, will serve as the Draft Trump political director.
While Draft Trump 2012 is not affiliated with Trump, two Republicans with knowledge of the effort, said that Trump's political allies were aware of it.
The other web site, "Should Trump Run," was created by Michael Cohen, an executive in Trump's business empire. That web site has a disclaimer saying that it "is not endorsed by Donald J. Trump."
Trump has repeatedly said that he will make a decision to run for the GOP presidential nomination by June, but for now he will be dogged by questions about whether he is seriously considering it or using this as an opportunity to promote his business interests.