Trump staffer becomes manager of Stephen Fincher’s U.S. Senate campaign

Thomas Midanek, formerly the White House southeast regional political director, has left the Trump administration and joined former Tennessee Rep. Stephen Fincher’s Senate campaign as campaign manager, reports Politico.

A source familiar with Midanek’s thinking said he left the White House because he “wanted to get back into the campaign world.” Midanek confirmed the new job but declined to comment further.

 Midanek left the White House in late October and joined Fincher’s campaign a week later. In 2016, Midanek was Virginia state director for Trump’s presidential campaign and then went on to manage several states for the campaign, including Arizona, Georgia, Indiana and Missouri. Before joining Trump’s campaign, he previously managed Republican Carl Domino’s congressional campaign in southeast Florida.

Fincher, who lists the Crockett County community of Frog Jump as his home town, is one of six declared candidates for the Republican nomination to succeed Sen. Bob Corker – the most formidable being U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn. The others are Larry Crim, Steven Hughes, Aaron Pettigrew and Rolando Toyos.

James Mackler is the only announced candidate for the Democratic nomination, though former Gov. Phil Bredesen has been thinking about it for a while.

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