Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, is gearing up for a 2016 presidential bid and is looking to Illinois for some help.
On Tuesday, Paul announced he hired Chip Englander as campaign manager. Englander helped guide Gov. Bruce Rauner to a win over Pat Quinn.
From The Washington Post:
Doug Stafford, Paul’s longtime confidant, will remain as his chief political adviser. In an interview Tuesday, Stafford said he will rely on Englander for the day-to-day execution of Paul’s operation.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Englander said unconventional positions from Paul would lay the foundation for a strong GOP coalition in 2016.
“America has intractable problems and it’s going to take a transformational leader to fix them,” Englander said. “Senator Paul is going to be the bold, transformational figure in this race.”
Stafford praised Englander as being “among the top managers in the business, as evidenced by the historic Rauner race and his 15 years of grassroots experience.”