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.