Veteran Republican strategist Chris Carr has been hired as political director of President Donald Trump's reelection campaign in an attempt to help bring order to the GOP ahead of the midterms, Politico reported on Wednesday.
His main function will be to help coordinate Republican activities and will work as an intermediary between Trump's political operation and GOP campaign committees and candidates.
Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale told Politico that Carr would "serve as an effective liaison to GOP committees engaged in the midterms as well as the candidates who will come to Washington after the elections to support President Trump's agenda in Congress."
Carr said in a statement that "I look forward to supporting the president's mission to expand our GOP majorities in 2018 and begin to plan for the 2020 campaign after November with the rest of the team."
Carr has a long history in GOP politics, including serving as political director at the Republican National Committee during the 2016 campaign.
During that campaign he focused on getting the right voters to the polls for Trump and the rest of the GOP ticket, according to The Washington Post.
Carr deployed a strategy that carved up the terrain into small "turfs" that each contained low-propensity or swing voters, rather than assigning staff members to battleground states based on population.
The GOP in that campaign also deployed an early wave of staff members to key states to focus on voter registration.
It is unclear what role Carr might play in the 2020 campaign.
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