Eager novices turn out for Trump volunteer training

With a fuzzy promise of unspecified rewards from “Mr. Trump” himself if they work hard, aides for the billionaire presidential candidate are trying to recruit Iowans into volunteer campaign jobs.

It’s a mere seven weeks until the big vote in the Iowa caucuses, and Trump is ramping up efforts to find fans willing to be “precinct captains” — an important part of any campaign’s army.

Their main duty, aides said, is to reach out to 100 neighbors and friends, and to lock in 25 of them to show up to vote for Trump on Feb. 1.

“If you don’t know, I was his Iowa ‘Apprentice’ girl,” Trump state campaign co-chair Tana Goertz said during a training session Saturday, referring to the reality TV show on which she appeared with the New York businessman.

Mr. Trump is into “all the details,” she said, so he’ll know which Iowans herd more Trump voters to their neighborhood precinct than volunteers for Ted Cruz, Ben Carson or any other candidate can lure in.