Ward Baker, the nuts-and-bolts data meister who furnished outsized help in Rick Scott's gubernatorial campaign, has been named the political director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Baker most recently worked on Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.
Another FL tie: Baker is married to Citrus County native Jennifer Coxe Baker, who repped Sen. Mel Martinez in 2004 and Scott in 2010.
Writes The Hill:
The National Republican Senatorial Committee announced its senior staff Tuesday, rounding out an overhaul of leadership for the new cycle as the party aims to win the majority in 2014.
Serving under NRSC Chairman Jerry Moran of Kansas and NRSC Executive Director Rob Collins, who was hired in December, are an array of operatives with both campaign and Capitol Hill experience....
Ward Baker, political director: Baker is a veteran campaign operative with stints at Majority Strategies, the Republican State Leadership Committee and in 2012 as a liaison between the Mitt Romney presidential campaign and the Republican National Committee. He also has experience running state Victory programs and independent expenditure operations.