Rick Wiley, the campaign manager for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s failed 2016 presidential bid, is jumping to the Trump campaign, according to a Wednesday report from The Washington Post.
The Post reported that Wiley will join Trump’s camp as the national political director.
Wiley is seen as a major get for the Trump campaign, which has struggled to build the grassroots infrastructure needed to lock up the Republican nomination. As the Post pointed out, Wiley had played a major role in helping Republicans take back the Senate in 2014.
Wiley is just the most recent addition to the Trump campaign, which also hired Paul Manafort, a well-known Republican strategist, last month to run its delegate-wrangling efforts.
But, Wiley also took blame for Walker’s short-lived candidacy. Some believed he had irresponsibly blew through cash and failed to help the governor build a winning strategy.