The National Republican Senatorial Committee named Chelsea Hawker as its new deputy political director under Ward Baker. Previously, Hawker worked at the RNC, Murphy Turner and Associates, and Majority Strategies.
Sparks Flying in New Jersey
The New Jersey Republican Party named Ben Sparks as its new communications director.
Sparks served as the Romney campaign’s communications director in Wisconsin and previously worked on Gov. Scott Walker’s recall campaign. Sparks spent the 2010 cycle working for the Ohio Republican Party and Sen. Rob Portman’s successful campaign.
GOP State Leadership Staffs Up
The Republican State Leadership Committee rolled out its political and communications team Monday.
Former Romney campaign staffer John Loe joins the committee as assistant communications director under current Communications Director Jill Bader.
Micah Ketchel, a former National Republican Congressional Committee staffer, joins the RSLC as the new research and compliance director.
Neri Martinez will head up RSLC’s Future Majority Project, while Will Martinez is set to lead the group’s .GOP initiative.
The announcement included two promotions: Matt Walter is the new managing director for political and communications, and Caitlin Reed was bumped to polling and data director.
Let’s Be Frank About It
New Jersey Democratic operative Sean Darcy joined Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.’s political team, the Newark Star-Ledger reported.
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.