As was expected, Rand Paul has shifted his campaign staff a bit, after a rough first week following his big primary win in Kentucky's Senate race.


Jesse Benton, who handled communications for Ron Paul's presidential campaign in 2008, becomes Rand Paul's new campaign manager, with a new deputy. Rand Paul's former campaign manager, David Adams, will assume the title of "Campaign Chairman." The campaign will be hiring new staff in the coming weeks.

Here's the announcement from the Paul campaign:
David Adams, formerly Campaign Manager, will assume the title of Campaign Chairman.  He will assume a larger role as top liaison for the candidate and will remain a senior strategist and ambassador for Rand Paul for Senate.   

Jesse Benton, who has been the campaign's lead consultant from the beginning, will assume the title of Campaign Manager, and will take over many of the day-to-day mechanics while continuing to focus on strategy and messaging.    

Spencer Bell, a volunteer for the campaign in the primary, has been named Deputy Campaign Manager.   

The rest of the team remains largely intact, including the Strategy Group for Media as media consultant and CanDoPolitics.com as online advisor.   This is essentially the same team, with slightly varied roles, that won the GOP primary by 24 points and was widely recognized for its effectiveness. 

There will be further announcements in the coming weeks as new members are added to the team.

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