National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Chairman U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced that Political Director Randy Bumps will serve as a chief political strategist for the NRSC’s independent expenditure efforts during the 2010 midterm election cycle. Bumps will work alongside Mike DuHaime.
Bumps joined the NRSC in 2009 after previously serving as the Northeast Regional Political Director at the Republican National Committee (RNC) from 2005 to 2009. Prior to the RNC, Bumps served as Maine Executive Director for President George W. Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign. He served as Chairman of the Maine Republican Party in 2005 and was elected as a State Representative in the Maine Legislature from 1996 to 2002. He had also previously served on the staffs of U.S. Senators Susan M. Collins (R-ME) and William S. Cohen (R-ME).
“Randy Bumps has been an invaluable asset to the NRSC over the last year recruiting strong candidates and expanding the playing field for Senate Republicans during the 2010 election cycle. I know that Randy’s depth of campaign and political expertise will be critical to our efforts as he oversees this important component of the NRSC’s operation,” said Cornyn.
Bumps will be replaced as the NRSC’s Political Director for the remainder of the 2010 election cycle by Chris LaCivita, who previously served in this capacity at the NRSC during the 2002 midterm elections.
“Chris LaCivita has a wealth of experience and I know that he will be an incredible addition to our team during this home stretch before Election Day,” said Cornyn. “I look forward to having Chris join us as we continue to work tirelessly to elect Republican Senators between now and November.”