Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, considering a possible 2016 run for president in a crowded GOP field,
has hired Newt Gingrich's former spokesman for his political action committee.
Rick Tyler will serve as Cruz's senior communications adviser for his Jobs, Growth & Freedom Fund PAC, USA Today reports.
Cruz's leadership PAC has already spent more than $2 million during the 2014 election cycle, USA Today reports. He'll make appearances in both Iowa and New Hampshire next month.
"Rick’s 20 years of experience in conservative Republican politics make him a strong asset to our team as we continue to fight for limited government and advance the cause of liberty," Cruz said in a statement, USA Today reports.
Tyler, who was a top strategist on the super PAC that supported Gingrich during his 2012 presidential bid, called Cruz "the only candidate who has demonstrated that he is willing to change the way our government works," the Houston Chronicle reports.
"He will emerge as the conservative leader of this generation."
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