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Brian Ballard named regional vice-chair of RNC’s finance leadership team

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Florida mega lobbyist Brian Ballard was added to the Republican National Committee’s finance leadership team, the party announced Monday.

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel and RNC Finance Chair Steve Wynn announced the pick along with a handful of other additions in a Monday press release.

“I am delighted to announce the addition of these longtime friends of the Party and supporters of this administration to our Finance leadership team,” McDaniel said in the announcement.

Wynn added that the new team members will help get more Republican congress members and senators into office, allowing “all Americans will enjoy the benefits of a better future.”

“The challenge of guiding a swollen and overreaching government to a position that serves its citizens in a truly efficient manner will be best served by the leadership our team hopes to achieve,” he said.

Ballard will serve as a regional vice-chair man of the finance leadership team, and the press release noted his role as the chair of Trump Victory in Florida and as a member of the finance committee for the presidential transition.

In that role, Ballard brought in millions of dollars for President Donald Trump’s campaign and his inaugural committee.

The release also pointed to Ballard’s “vast experience in campaigns at both the state and national levels—serving the presidential campaigns of both John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012.”

“Working with Steve Wynn has been a true pleasure,” Ballard said of the appointment.

Ballard Partners announced earlier this year that it would expand to Washington and made a slew of new hires, including Reagan-era Ambassador to Venezuela Otto Reich.

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for SaintPetersBlog and FloridaPolitics.com. While at the University of Florida, Wilson was an editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and after graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to cover business deals for The Hollywood Reporter. Before joining Extensive Enterprises, Wilson covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools.

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