Brian Swensen, GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy’s national political director, said he will take a position working with Donald Trump’s campaign.

The Messenger first reported the developments.

Swensen “confirmed that he will take a new job working closely with Trump campaign senior adviser Susie Wiles in the upper echelon of the Trump campaign,” the outlet wrote.

Per The Messenger:

The move is a blow to Ramaswamy, who soared to prominence over the summer but has struggled to maintain his momentum in the Republican primary. Ramaswamy is polling at around 5% in support in the average of national Republican polling compiled by 538. Trump’s lead in the race has climbed to about 60% nationwide, according to 538.

Swensen is a close ally of Wiles’ dating back to their work together on Florida Sen. Rick Scott’s 2010 run for governor.


“Brian Swensen was a member of Ramaswamy’s New Hampshire team, playing an active part in the campaign’s efforts across the state,” NBC News reports.

“He was also planning a trip to Nevada in the upcoming weeks to check on the campaign’s efforts there,” the outlet added.

Per NBC News:

Mike Biundo, a partner with the consulting firm Ascent Strategic Group who once served as presidential campaign manager for Rick Santorum, joined the Ramaswamy campaign about a month ago as national senior adviser and is now taking the lead in New Hampshire, according to a Ramaswamy aide.

“We wish him the best in his career,” the aide added regarding Swensen.

Swensen’s exit comes after a member of Ramaswamy’s digital team also left earlier this month, according to another person familiar with that move.

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