RI native McKay moving to political director role with the Republican Governors Association

Jan 10, 2013

Ken McKay, who ran two winning campaigns for former GOP governor Don Carcieri and served as Carcieri's chief of staff for part of his two terms, is headed to a new role as political director of the Republican Governors Association.

The story was first reported Wednesday by Politico:

McKay’s work as Carcieri’s chief of staff should give him credibility as he helps Republican governors facing reelection next year ramp up their campaigns.

Most recently, he’s been a senior adviser to Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, a tea party favorite.

McKay had a very brief tenure as chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Party. He left for DC in 2011 after less than a year in the voluntary role.