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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Donald Trump’s controversial first campaign manager will not be joining the Trump administration but he will be opening a political consulting firm near his former boss.

Corey Lewandowski‘s new firm, Avenue Strategies, will be located about a block from the White House.

Lewandowski led Trump’s campaign through his improbable victory in the Republican primary, but he clashed the president-elect’s family and was fired. Still, he remains close to Trump and says he considered “multiple opportunities within the administration.”

Lewandowski is forming the firm with Barry Bennett, a former adviser to Ben Carson, Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Bennett also briefly advised the Trump campaign.

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