2016 hopeful Rand Paul hires N.H. strategist to lead PAC
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, has hired longtime New Hampshire political strategist Michael Biundo as chief strategist of RandPAC, his New England political organization aimed at electing candidate who believe in small government.
Biundo, a Manchester native, served as national campaign manager for former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum in the 2012 election, then joined Mitt Romney’s campaign as Deputy National Coalitions Director. After the election, Biundo founded RightOn Strategies, a political consulting firm.
“Mike will be a valuable asset to my team. His experience, passion and leadership will help me advance the principles of liberty. The Republican party needs to grow and Mike will be a vital part of that effort,” Paul said in a statement.
Paul is a likely 2016 presidential candidate and has already made several trips to New Hampshire. At a Republican convention put on by the state party in March, Paul won a straw poll against a handful of other possible Republican candidates.
“I am honored to join Senator Paul as he continues to be a leading voice for the conservative movement. Rand’s unique ability to connect with Americans of all backgrounds, while still fighting for and carrying the conservative banner, is unparalled - and that is exactly what our party and country need right now. I look forward to joining Senator Paul’s many efforts, both in New England and around the country,” Biundo said in a statement.
Already this year, Paul spoke at an Americans for Prosperity summit in New Hampshire as well as a fundraiser in Dover. In May 2013, Paul spoke in Concord at a fundraiser for the state party.