After more than a year on the campaign trail and securing the presumptive GOP nomination for president, Donald Trump announced Thursday that he has hired his first staffer in Ohio.
Ohio campaign veteran Robert Paduchik was appointed state director for Trump’s campaign efforts in the Midwest swing state.
“Bob Paduchik is one of the best campaign managers in America,” said Matt Borges, chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, in a statement Thursday afternoon. “He is a well-known and respected operative in Ohio with a great record of success.”
Paduchik ran the Ohio campaigns for George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, as well as for Rob Portman’s 2010 Senate campaign.