All hands on deck: Ron DeSantis campaign staffs up for final sprint
The Ron DeSantis campaign has added a plethora of high-power politicos for the closing weeks of the race for Florida Governor, including reinforcements in campaign comms and political consulting.
Under the leadership of Susie Wiles, who helmed Donald Trump’s Florida campaign two years ago, Team DeSantis has added numerous campaign veterans. Wiles started bringing on key staffers shortly after taking the chair position on the Republican gubernatorial campaign, onboarding Jennifer Locetta to oversee operations and Tim Page to manage local and national surrogates.
Also among the new faces joining the Republican nominee’s campaign are Matt Parker, who will serve as Team DeSantis’ senior consultant for all things related to field operations.
“These staffers are the best of the best and dropped everything to come join this team. They know what’s at stake in Florida and gladly offered their help to a few weeks ago,” Wiles said. “I am proud to have them on the DeSantis team and Ron is grateful for their willingness to help.”
Lending their talents in consulting are veteran GOP operative Pat Bainter of Data Targeting Inc. and longtime Florida GOP strategists David Johnson and Rich Heffley.
Wiles didn’t disclose the exact