The Republican National Committee's top communications director, Sean Spicer, is having his role expanded to become the chief strategist of the national party as well, according to CNN
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus was due to announce Spicer's new position on Monday, while also confirming that he will remain with the committee through the 2016 presidential election.
"Under Sean's leadership the RNC communications team has become the gold standard of political communications," Priebus is scheduled to say, CNN reported.
In his new position, Spicer will work with the RNC chief of staff and counsel on state conventions, primaries, caucuses and the 2016 Cleveland convention.
He will oversee messaging between the national and state parties, and he'll remain in the key liaison role between the national party, the television networks and the individual candidates regarding the primary debates, CNN reported.
Spicer, a veteran of Capitol Hill and the Bush administration, has directed communications for the committee since 2011 and has been placed in charge of the RNC-sanctioned presidential primary debates for 2016.
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