Texas Gov. Rick Perry has announced the top staffers on his presidential campaign, all of whom have ties to Perry in the Lone Star State.
Rob Johnson, Perry’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign manager, is holding the same position on the presidential campaign; Deirdre Delisi, a former chief of staff to Perry, is serving as policy and strategy director; Wayne Hamilton, a former executive director of the Texas GOP, is political director; Ray Sullivan, also a former Perry chief of staff, is communications director; Eric Bearse, a former Perry speechwriter, is deputy communications director; Mark Miner, who was Perry’s communications director, is now national press secretary; Robert Black, also a former Perry spokesman, is travel press secretary; and Katherine Cesinger, another former Perry press secretary, is state press director.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.