(NN&V Staff) – The Hill, DC’s “insider” newspaper, reports that the presidential campaign of John Kasich has landed a state director with considerable political experience in Nevada to run his Nevada campaign…
Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced on Tuesday that his campaign hired political strategist Zachary Moyle as Nevada state director, a move that signals a heightened focus on other early-voting states in his presidential campaign.
Moyle’s previous work includes serving as executive director for the Nevada Republican Party, as state director for the Faith and Freedom Coalition of Nevada, and with the National Republican Senatorial Committee. He’s also worked as a state director for the Koch-backed conservative group Americans for Prosperity.
Initially, Kasich’s campaign focused mainly on the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary, but has since expanded his strategy of targeting other early-voting states like Iowa. This latest hire suggests he plans to make inroads beyond Iowa and New Hampshire.
Nevada’s Republican caucus will be held on Feb. 23.
Kasich places sixth in the New Hampshire GOP primary with 7.2 percent, but trails much further behind in the Iowa GOP primary with 1.5 percent, according to the latest RealClearPolitics averages of polls
If nothing else, the 2016 Nevada GOP caucus is giving a lot of valuable experience to a lot of political mechanics at a very high level of political consulting and management, such as, Ryan Erwin (Jeb!), Jeremy Hughes (Rubio), Robert Uithoven (Cruz), Charles Munoz (Trump), Eddie Facey (Carson) and Carl Bunce (Paul).
And now Zach. Congrats.