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.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.