Jeremy Hughes, who previously worked for Kentucky Rep. Geoff Davis (R), will serve as state director, and Kristin Vieira, a deputy director at the Nevada GOP last cycle, will be deputy state director. Vieira previously served as former Nevada Senate candidate Sue Lowden's (R) northern field director.
"I am excited to be expanding our campaign operation into Nevada and have full confidence in Jeremy and Kristin as they take the helm of our efforts in this important state," Perry said in a statement.
Nevada moved up its presidential caucuses to Jan. 14 to keep its early-state status. However, the Republican National Committee will likely take away half of its convention delegates as punishment for moving into January.
Another Pawlenty Castoff
GOP presidential candidate and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) named Bill Cahill as his New Hampshire co-chairman and senior adviser.
Cahill, a former state Representative and executive councilor, will work with Claira Monier to lead Santorum's operations in the state. Cahill was a steering committee member on former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's now-defunct campaign.
"Bill is an esteemed member of the New Hampshire community and I look forward to working with him as we move toward victory in the First-in-the-Nation primary!" Santorum said in a statement.
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