A month removed from the Republican primary, Thom Tillis is starting to add campaign staff for the fall campaign.
Daniel Keylin, the N.C. Republican Party’s communications director is moving to the chief spokesman role for the Tillis campaign. He started Monday.
Keylin joined the state GOP in late September, focusing much of his attention on critiquing Democrat Kay Hagan as he provided cover for the Republicans in the primary contest for the party’s U.S. Senate nomination. With his move, former spokesman Jordan Shaw will focus more on his other role as campaign manager. Republican strategist Paul Shumaker is the lead consultant for the campaign.
Tillis also hired Austen Shearer, a former aide to retiring U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, as director of scheduling and Mary Stewart Bell as a finance assistant.
Replacing Keylin, at the state Republican Party, just days before its convention in Cherokee, is William Allison. He started Monday in the role as communication’s director after serving most recently as press secretary for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin in Washington.