Two regional political directors are also staying with the committee. Chris Carr will continue as political director for the West but will add the Southeast to his portfolio, and Lee Padilla, who served as second-in-command for the West and Midwest at the NRCC during the 2010 cycle, will handle the central West.
Two of the regional political directors are new to the committee. John Rogers, a veteran of New York campaigns, will oversee the Northeast, and David Watts, who worked for the National Association of Realtors and for Illinois Rep. Bobby Schilling’s campaign during the 2010 cycle, will oversee the Midwest.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.