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Thursday, January 29, 2015

The battle for the GOP nomination for the 2016 presidential election is already underway, and Republican hopeful Mitt Romney just got some very bad news.

Leading Republican strategist David Kochel, who worked on both Romney’s presidential campaigns, has announced that he is joining Jeb Bush’s political action committee and will serve as his campaign manager.

“David is one of the most talented state-based operatives in the nation and brings a different focus and different set of priorities to our effort to communicate Governor Bush’s focus on economic and social mobility,” said Sally Bradshaw, Bush’s longtime strategist.

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Kochel advised Romney for over six years, and him joining Bush’s campaign is undoubtedly a major blow to the 2012 Republican nominee. When talking about his move, the strategist praised Romney, but made it clear that he felt Bush is the better candidate.

“I really believe Governor Bush is the right person for the right time,” he said, according to the New York Times. “He has a successful conservative record in Florida, and I’d put that record up against anybody else.”

Who do you think the 2016 Republican nominee will be? Let us know in the comments section.

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