Romney WI Comms Dir Joins NJGOP

State Party Taps Ben Sparks to Head Its Communications Operation in 2013

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Ben Sparks
PHOTO: Ben Sparks

Mitt Romney’s Wisconsin communications director is the New Jersey Republican State Committee’s new communications director, Save Jerseyans.

Ben Sparks previously served as the Wisconsin GOP’s communications director during Governor Scott Walker’s successful recall election. Sparks is also an alumnus of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the Ohio Republican Party, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman’s 2010 Ohio campaign. Now he’ll try to help secure a historic victory for Governor Chris Christie this November.

“New Jersey continues to set the standard nationally for bold leadership and reform, and I look forward to coming on board and helping Republicans in the state continue to build on the successes of the last four years,” Sparks said by way of a Wednesday NJGOP press release.

It’s not a surprising move. Despite reported tensions between the Christie Camp and Team Romney in the closing days and immediate aftermath of Election 2012, a relatively high number of Christie ’09 veterans occupied mid-level management positions on the Romney campaign, e.g., NJGOP operative Rick Rosenberg served as Mitt’s Wisconsin State Operations ManagerHere’s wishing Mr. Sparks all the best as he acclimates himself to New Jersey politics.

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