Monday, July 28, 2014

Rand Paul Hires Former John McCain Operative

Rand Paul has just hired, through his leadership PAC, Republican consultant John Yob as national political director. Most political observers see the hire as another step by Rand in gearing up for a 2016 presidential bid. Hardcore libertarians will see it as yet another move by Rand to add another establishment, non-libertarian to his circle.

Yob served as national political director for John McCain during the 2008 primary season and ran state and national convention delegate operations for Rick Santorum in 2012. In fact, he was the longest serving member of McCain’s inner circle.

“The Republican Party is going to need to learn how to reach out to non-traditional Republican groups in order to win a national election again given the changing demographics in a post-Obama era,” Yob said in written statement that announced his position with Rand.


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