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Rand Paul Nabs Digital Guru From 2016 Rival Ted Cruz

Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 01:34 PM

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has hired Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s leading digital operative, Vincent Harris, as he prepares for a possible presidential run in 2016, according to CNN.

The two Republican senators are expected to be battling it out in two years during the GOP primaries, and the move to grab Harris from his potential rival was seen as part of the "jostling" for staff ahead of the contest.

Harris will join Paul's political action committee and his 2016 team as a chief digital strategist, according to Doug Stafford, executive director of Rand PAC, adding that Harris will sit at the "top of the leadership team."

Paul is expected to announce his Senate re-election bid this month, and he recently said that he will make a decision on a presidential campaign in the spring.

Stafford said that Paul's team was impressed with Harris' push to enhance digital operations in Republican campaigns during the midterms, adding, "We want to be leaders on that."

Harris, 26, runs Harris Media, a digital strategy firm based in Austin, Texas, with 20 employees that helped incoming Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell to win re-election this month.

Harris, who resigned from Cruz's team Monday, said he was "very excited" to work for Paul's, while noting that the senator will become his firm's "marquee client" in 2016.

Cruz is also expected to announce next year whether he plans to run for the White House.

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