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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Crossroads Reaches Out to the Rand Paul Faction

Aaron Blake writes at The Washington Post:
A top adviser to Ron Paul and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has signed on with the American Crossroads super PAC — a move designed to increase input from conservative grass-roots supporters who have grown suspicious of the super PAC’s activities.

Trygve Olson, who advised Rand Paul in his 2010 Senate campaign and then moved over to the elder Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign, will serve as an adviser to American Crossroads on House and Senate races, Post Politics has learned. He will report to Crossroads political director Carl Forti.

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Doug Stafford, who serves as Rand Paul’s chief of staff, said Olson’s hiring is a step in the right direction for Crossroads.

“I think there were and probably still are conservatives concerned about what direction Crossroads is taking, and it’s good news that Trygve’s going to be involved,” Stafford said. “He’ll be a good voice in that organization making sure the conservative point