Allison Moore, a longtime aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and most recently his campaign spokeswoman, has been appointed press secretary to the Republican National Committee, Roll Call
"We're excited to welcome Allison to the RNC as our new national press secretary," chairman Reince Priebus said. "She brings with her a wealth of experience, most recently serving as press secretary for leader McConnell's successful reelection campaign."
The Kentucky native will succeed Kirsten Kukowski, who has been with the RNC as press secretary since Priebus took over as chairman.
Kukowski tweeted that she will be joining Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's team
In gearing the RNC up for the coming presidential cycle, Priebus also announced that communications director Sean Spicer
would take on the added role of chief strategist with responsibility for handling the primary debates, and that Katie Walsh had been appointed chief of staff, Roll Call reported.
"Allison will be a great addition to our communications team, and working with Sean Spicer, I'm confident she will help us take the fight to Democrats throughout this presidential election cycle while effectively communicating the values and priorities Republicans share," said Priebus.
Spicer termed the "Team Mitch" veteran a "battle-tested and proven communicator, whose experience on both the campaign trail and Capitol Hill will be an asset to our team," according to Roll Call.
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