KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Sen. Bob Corker has lured a longtime aide back from Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential campaign to serve as his new communications director.
Micah Johnson, a Tennessee native and graduate of the flagship university here, returns to the Foreign Relations chairman's personal office next week after a brief stint working as a regional spokeswoman for Rubio, a Republican from Florida. Johnson had left the Senate in January.
"Micah is one of the most conscientious and dedicated people that I have ever been around and someone who works relentlessly to serve Tennesseans," Corker said in a statement provided first to Roll Call. "She is a true communications professional, and we are fortunate she is returning to our office to help us continue our work for the people of Tennessee and our efforts to address the big issues facing our country."
During her previous Senate tenure, Johnson was among the leaders of the Senate Press Secretaries Association, as was Tara DiJulio, whom Johnson will succeed as communications director. According to a release from Corker's office, DiJulio is leaving the Capitol after working for several senators to take a new job at General Electric. "Tara DiJulio has been a tremendous asset to our office," Corker said.
Johnson began working for Corker as an intern. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2010.
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