Likely GOP presidential contender Jeb Bush plans to name Tim Miller, executive director of America Rising PAC, as his top communications aide, according to a report Friday by POLITICO.
Miller, 33, initially will be a senior adviser to Bush’s Right to Rise PAC, and is expected to become communications director if Bush launches his campaign.
Miller, who worked for Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential bid and Jon Huntsman’s 2012 campaign, and also served as spokesman of the Republican National Committee, is openly gay.
For the past two years, Miller has served as executive director of America Rising, a super PAC and GOP opposition-research group that has largely targeted Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates.
“Tim is one of the most respected communicators in the nation,” Kristy Campbell, a spokeswoman for Bush’s Right to Rise PAC, told MSNBC. “His counsel will be critical to Governor Bush as the Right to Rise PAC works to support conservative candidates and conservative causes across the nation in the coming months.”