Jordan McGrain is the new Executive Director of the Nebraska Republican Party. McGrain takes over for Perre Neilan who is going to work for Tenaska.
A few quotes:
Dave Heineman: “Jordan McGrain is a proven strategist and fundraiser who has what it takes to make the Party sound, strong, and successful in 2010 and beyond.”
Hal Daub: “2010 is an important year for the Republican Party. Jordan McGrain adds the leadership and competitive spirit we need to be successful.“
Mark Fahleson: “I am excited to have Jordan as a part of the team. I believe his energy and experience will be an asset to our candidates across the state.”
Street Sweeper: “Tom Sizemore is the new ED of the party?”
(Ha! We’ve still got the funny…)
We’re happy to see McGrain in this new gig.
McGrain is a semi-frequent commenter here on Leavenworth Street, and has had his finger on the pulse of Nebraska politics for a while now.
You also may remember that McGrain was our guest-correspondent for the 2008 National GOP convention, filing reports here, here, here, here and here. (We should note that our relationship is still via email and IM only. Unfortunately, Jordan does not know the identity of those running L. St…)
McGrain has taken a lot of hits on this blog’s comment boards since his name came up for the job.
McGrain is a political op and campaign manager. He vigorously defends his clients and works hard on their behalf. This is the kind of job where if you don’t have people disliking you, you’re probably not qualified.
McGrain’s experience will benefit the party as he recruits candidates, raises money, lobbies, and manages communications and overall political operations.
It’s a big job. And the NEGOP is lucky to have him.
Even if he does get confused for Tom Sizemore now and again…