Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush named Republican campaign veteran Danny Diaz as his campaign manager Monday, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The role was expected to go to David Kochel, who led Mitt Romney's 2012 push. Instead, Kochel will serve as Bush's chief strategist.
"David can best position us for success by playing a key leadership role focusing on how Jeb wins primaries, caucuses, and ultimately the general election," senior campaign adviser Sally Bradshaw told WSJ. "Danny’s skills in rapidly moving content and campaign organization makes him perfectly suited for running the day-to-day operations."
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Bush is expected to formally announce his 2016 presidential bid in Miami on June 15, entering a crowded Republican primary field.
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